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Should I Switch to Dry Fertilizers

I have a 60 gallon with 4 t5ho lights and a gla co2 system i am currently using many liquid fertilizers but they are expensive. So ive been looking into dry ferts and i found out that gla sells them would the pps pro pack be a good one to buy. Should i follow the instructions they provide or is there a better recipe to follow.
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I have a 60 gallon with 4 t5ho lights and a gla co2 system i am currently using many liquid fertilizers but they are expensive. So ive been looking into dry ferts and i found out that gla sells them would the pps pro pack be a good one to buy. Should i follow the instructions they provide or is there a better recipe to follow.
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PPS PRO is catered towards a specific tank, so the "recipe" will change depending on the tank, I'd go with the Estimated Index.

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I would definitely recommend switching to dry ferts. It is so much cheaper than the pre-mixed liquid solutions. There are many places you can buy them, like GLA or through Nilocg. I don't know much about the PPS pro pack but I'm sure it would be good. It just depends on whether you want to use the PPS dosing method or another one like Estimative Index (EI). I would recommend researching both PPS and EI and decide which would work better for you before you buy anything. There is a lot of information out there on each of them. There is no one correct way to do it though.


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Alright seems like the ei will be a lot better so I'll go for that instead. Thanks for the help. One more question do I dose straight into the tank or mix it with water first then dose.


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Alright seems like the ei will be a lot better so I'll go for that instead. Thanks for the help. One more question do I dose straight into the tank or mix it with water first then dose.


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You can do it either way, before I made solutions I would dilute it in water first.

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