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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-12-2016, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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Dry fert. check list

I'm compiling everything else that I need to get a planted tank up and running, I'm down to the dry fertz and building my light once the heatsink arrives.

My question is what all should I start out with with dry fertz?

So far I know I need:

Macro:
KN03
KH2P0H
K2S04

Micro:
Planted CSM+B

Do I need chelated iron or the GH booster from GLA?

Would there be a benefit to adding anything else?

Id like to make 100% sure before ordering everything so it'll get here at the same time.
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If your water is soft then swap K2SO4 with GH Booster that is a mix of MgSO4, CaSO4 and K2SO4.

I would recommend the DTPA Fe since you can mix it with the CSM+B to produce a micro fert solution with a higher Fe content.


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Where can I get DPTA Fe at? I'll search but I'll check back here incase someone posts a source that I missed.

And my water is fairly hard, although I haven't tested it in a while.
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Where can I get DPTA Fe at? I'll search but I'll check back here incase someone posts a source that I missed.

And my water is fairly hard, although I haven't tested it in a while.
If you have hard water then it is unlikely you would need the gh booster, however adding a little extra is not going to cause you any issues.

If my gh was under 12-15 degrees I would still add the gh booster just to ensure I had enough magnesium and potassium.
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