Thank you for the replies. Now I was wondering would it be best to use this with CSM+B or what else for traces??
CMS+B + Fe Gluconate+ DTPA Fe.
4:1:1 by mass should make a nice trace mix.
This would be good for a KH of say 0-8.
If the KH is higher, I'd opt for CMS+B, DTPA Fe, and EDDHA Fe
You can mix, match in between.
Some use the Fe separate also and dose a spike of Fe here and there.
I mix them, one less issue to dose.
This covers most all the bases as far weak, mid and strong chelation/ligands.
No matter what preference, general KH range, you get short easy term Fe, mid and long term Fe for the plants.
At one point, I was going to make a complete trace formula and use this type of mix for the chelators for Fe, and the ratios of traces found in the 55 species that had been analzyed, but I just could not see much difference between that, and simply doping CMS with some trace Fe, I doubt anyone could. It also would had cost 30-40$ lb, when CMS is much cheaper and you only need a little Fe gluc and DTPA etc.
Still, folks drop 110$ for 5 liters of Tropica, or 20$ a liter for Seachem.
ADA? Eck.......even worse.
There's a market for it. Not my market for my tanks though.
I used TMG for many years, so they've gotten enough $ from me as well as other companies.