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Seachem micro and macros

Iím a little bit confused about the seachem suggested dosing schedule. They tell you to dose iron on every single day, so on micro and macro days. Iíve heard that you shouldnít dose iron with macros because they may bond and become obsolete. Any thoughts?
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Don't see Fe & PO4 on the same day?

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Seachem's iron is a little different from other iron supplements (look up chelates on this forum). It is a gluconated iron which is rapidly taken up by plants, theoretically, before it has a chance to bind with phosphates. Other chelated iron will hang around a day or two and be slowly consumed by plants. Gluconated iron will not (it's gone within hours), which is why they recommend daily dosing.
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Wow, that was helpful dude. Thanks

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Don't see Fe & PO4 on the same day?
Huh, weird. I have a different chart from Seachem that has Iron on every day except WC day.

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