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DIY Macro fertilizers?

I found this web page that had some ingredients for DIY fertilizers, http://aquaria.net/articles/plants/fertsols/macro/ does anyone know if this will work?


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Sure it looks about right but wouldn't it be easier just to buy them ready made at Greenleaf or Aquariumfertilizer?

Your looking at $15 or so from them vs saving about $1.50 to mix them yourself.

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Sure it looks about right but wouldn't it be easier just to buy them ready made at Greenleaf or Aquariumfertilizer?

Your looking at $15 or so from them vs saving about $1.50 to mix them yourself.

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Doesn't shipping cost a lot though? Since they sell it by the pound, and a pound for shipping costs a lot, or do they have something special?


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Aquariumfertilizer.com uses flat rate shipping. Like 6 bucks. Well work it to not have the hassle of messing with this junk.
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I just put a shopping cart together on greenleaf:

1.) Green Fertilizer Package: Micros & Macros $19.99 + $12.57 for shipping for a total of $33 plus you can get a 10% discount at checkout.

Your going to spend at least $12 getting all of that list locally so it's a wash in the long run. Ferts are cheap, dirt cheap why not buy them at a LFS or one of the really good online stores like Greenleaf or Aquariumfertilizer? Without patronage those stores will go out of business and you'll be left with big box stores like Petco and PetSmart.

Or as Over_Stocked said Aquariumfertilizer has flat rate shipping (I wonder why Orlando isn't doing that?).

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Ok, I think I'm just going to save myself the hassle and order some dry ferts.


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OK, I'm about to order from http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com/in...ditU=1&Regit=2 I already have a micro fert from Flourish, and I'm going to get Potassium Nitrate, Mono Potassium Phosphate, and Potassium Sulfate, am I missing anything?


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Those are the staple macros. Looks good to me.


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Those are the staple macros. Looks good to me.
+1. Looks fine to me. Go ahead and order and save yourself lots of money

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Alright, I just got em, now I need to know mixing ratios, it says 1/4 cup PMDD (1/4 part of it is KNO3) to 500 mL


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Alright, I just got em, now I need to know mixing ratios, it says 1/4 cup PMDD (1/4 part of it is KNO3) to 500 mL
Have you decided what fertilizing regimen you will be following?

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Have you decided what fertilizing regimen you will be following?
Yeah, three times a week


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