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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Auto dosing question?

Can Excel be mixed with either the macro or micro nutrients for auto dosing? I am going to purchase a peristaltic pump and I'm trying to get away with just a double unit instead of a triple unit. If anyone has experience here I would appreciate it. If you think a third pump I useful for other reasons like dosing other chems let me know as well. I am gone during the week so anything that needs dosed more than weekly needs auto dosed.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 03:34 PM
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I believe so. I have added small-ish concentrations to my autodosing solutions to extend their lifespan. Didn't really make a difference, but no harm either.

Excel is a reducing agent, so it shouldn't interfere with plant nutrients. Not sure what really happens when both are combined in higher concentrations, but I haven't read/heard of any issues until now.

I would add it to the macro nutrient solution... just gutfeel. Micro mixes contain many elements and there might be interactions that could reduce the effectivity of either micros or Excel.


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Well decided to go with a 3 pump dower from marine magic, can't wait to get it and hook it up


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