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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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How Do I EI Dose With This?

I got the Micro/Macro mix from a website and it's one part potassium nitrate, one part potassium sulfate, one part magnesium sulfate, and one part CSM+B. It is mixed with water in a 1:8 ratio (by volume) and it is reccomended you dose 1-4 drops per gallon, per day. I heard you could add phosphate to make this conform with EI dosing. Do any of you people much more knowledgable about ferts have reccomendations on how to dose this or what to add? (I also have pretty much the whole seachem liquid line)
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With the macro micro mix you really can't dose via the standard ei method, I would just suggest doing at the levels suggested by the seller. You can dose phosphate in addition but don't add it to the mixture it will react with the iron in the solution and cause issues.

After you have used up the mix I would suggest getting individual npk and micros and then you can dose via ei more conventionally.
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Ok, sounds good. Although I doubt I'll be getting through it anytime soon!
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That's fine it should work fine for you, probably just not quite as well as standard ei dosing
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