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iron dosing?

I've ordered iron chelate as the plants i've recently ordered seem to require quite a bit of it. i went to look up how much to dose in the sticky and it said 1-2 ml 2x/wk. i looked up on the calculator and it said i'd need 440 mg. i looked up a conversion calculator to tell me how to convert from mg to teaspoon and it said "Sorry—you cannot convert between these two units."

Soooo... how much do i need to dose?29 gallon if that helps. thanks in advance
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I've ordered iron chelate as the plants i've recently ordered seem to require quite a bit of it. i went to look up how much to dose in the sticky and it said 1-2 ml 2x/wk. i looked up on the calculator and it said i'd need 440 mg. i looked up a conversion calculator to tell me how to convert from mg to teaspoon and it said "Sorry—you cannot convert between these two units."

Soooo... how much do i need to dose?29 gallon if that helps. thanks in advance
1 tbsp in a 250 ml solution. with a 5 ml 3x per week dosage should work out fine for ur low techer

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I've seen a lot of dosing iron, but I've also seen people say just increase your CSM+B dose. Unless you are dosing extra ( 3-4x ) iron in a high tech looking for reds from specific plants, CSM+B will cover your needs. Those bright reds also, usually, need intense light and CO2 to come our properly, with iron just being a facilitator as opposed to a cause. I want to bring out the red in my blyxa so this is something I have been contemplating lately.

Personally, I am on the hunt for a iron rich root tabs.


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1 tbsp in a 250 ml solution. with a 5 ml 3x per week dosage should work out fine for ur low techer
jeesh how much higher tech does it need? ive got press. co2 and "decent" light :P do i have to mix it in water? i cant just drop it in there like i do everything else?
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I've seen a lot of dosing iron, but I've also seen people say just increase your CSM+B dose. Unless you are dosing extra ( 3-4x ) iron in a high tech looking for reds from specific plants, CSM+B will cover your needs. Those bright reds also, usually, need intense light and CO2 to come our properly, with iron just being a facilitator as opposed to a cause. I want to bring out the red in my blyxa so this is something I have been contemplating lately.

Personally, I am on the hunt for a iron rich root tabs.
i already ordered the iron tho. and i am trying to grow glosso, d. baby tears, and Persicaria kawagoeanum, which i read like iron and plantex isnt enough.

according to the grey and yellow chart in the sticky i have high light. others have told me its not high enough for some plants. so i dunno. blazingwolf referred to it as decent many moons ago.

iron tabs were such a pita for me

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