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I know stupid question- why dose separetely?

So, why again are we dosing the macros and micros separately? Will we get precipitation/colloidals? I searched but did not find an answer.

I am wondering why I can't do EI based on concentration of the nutrients since I won't be testing (NO3 PO4 etc) continuously. So, I am thinking of simply taking the weight required of each fert. (and trace) I got from GW and dumping them in ONE container and have a dosing pump squirt it every day.

ANOTHER thing, do most of you get fungal growth? Anyone tried using Na-Azide or Chilite or some such product that we use in the medical clinical diagnostics market?

Can someone explain please? MUCH apreciated.

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Cannot tell you too much from personal experience, but I did see this thread that may help you...www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=16199&highlight=mixing+micros+mac ros
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I recently asked this question, and was told that the iron chelate in the trace mix, and the phosphate (PO4) interact and precipitate out. Evidence of the reaction is a cloudiness of the water.

Fungal growth almost always goes away on its own. There are already anti-fungals available for aquarium use, the safety and side effects are known. I don't known anything about the substances you're referring to.
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Thanks guys. I can't think of any other reason but the precipitation phenomenon (Fe+PO4)... So I guess 2 pumps will be needed. PHalas thanks for the thread. Seems like two timers set for alternating days should do the trick.

As for the fungi, I think they might be competed out once they reach the tank!


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