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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Trace Mix

Hi Everyone,

Can some one offer some help with dosing this trace mix?

I picked it up from a Hydro store and it seems to compare pretty well to the Plantex CSM+B which I have had a difficult time finding locally.

The analysis is as follows:

Chelated Micronutrient Gaurantee (100grams approx. 4 ounce package):

Compared to what I have read about CSM+B there are a few differences; CSM+B contains 1.5% Magneseium and an EDTA content of 55% which is not noted in this mix. There are some descrepancies in the Boron count and the Molybdenum - this mix has a more.

How do I mix this (trace) - ie. how much and how much do I put in my tank (90 gallons)?

Is this mix close enought to mix the same as PlantexCSM+B?

Should I be concerned with the lack of EDTA?

Do I need to add anything further such as Magnesium?
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edta is just a chelate..Its a an acid used to make iron etc...usuable to plants..

The mix your using is possibly has edta as a chelate as well..If not it has some sort of no worries there...

My only concern is the polybdenum..Its a metal and im not sure of its toxicity with shrimp and fish at that level...

If you can confirm it not being toxic then dose 1/4 tsp 3x week.

Magnesium can also be added..I only add after water change days tho..
add 4 tsp for 90 gallons.
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Thanks for the info. Dry dosing is new to me. I have read alot but I need reassurance still (not too confident yet).
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