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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-21-2017, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Premixing SeaChem Ferts


I've been running a successful, knock on wood, planted tank with DIY CO2 for about a year now. During that time I have been using Seachem's full line of liquid ferts. In an effort to streamline my nightly duties, I had the idea to premix the daily dose. My thought is to do it all once a week and set them into small cups so that each night I am dumping a cup rather than taking out the kit and measuring each day. My question is, would this somehow negatively impact the ferts? I am not lazy, just looking for efficiencies.

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Curious to know too, but I AM lazy lol. Have thought about the same thing...

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For the macronutrients, this generally is not a problem. However, micronutrients should be dosed/stored by themselves. There is a chance that the iron in the micronutrients will form an insoluble precipitate (iron phosphate) when mixed with the macronutrients.
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I can confirm that mixing seachem micros and their macros together will cause issues.
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