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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Ferts.. help needed.. what to buy???

Hi guys..

I am about to order ferts from Greg Watson.
I forgot which one I need to order to dose PO..

KH2PO4 or K2SO4

Also while I have your attention.. I was wondering..
I have been dosing NO3 and PO on Mon, Wed, Fri and Trace (flourish on Sun, Tue and Thrus)
The system is working well..

I was wondering could I just buy
PMDD Pre-Mix (Contains 1 part Potassium Nitrate, 1 part Potassium Sulfate, 1 part Magnesium Sulfate, 1 part Plantex CSM+B.)

And dose 3 times a week..

I have medium plant load..
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You want this for PO4
You could get the PMDD, but you dont have as much control as to what you are dosing, with individual ferts and can add a little of this some of that..... gives you move control


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The shipping is the spendy part, if I were you I'd get a bag of everything since the shipping is flat rat and the ferts are so cheap. Then you have more flexibility in your dosing like bigstick says. Good luck!
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bigstick120 -- i think you missed the link...

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I use KH2PO4 for phosphate, KNO3 for nitrate, Magnesium sulfate mixed with CSM+B+Fe for traces. I agree that dosing them individually is the easy way to go and the most flexible. Dosing dry is the easiest way to dose for phosphate and nitrate, especially if you buy the neat little dosing spoons that Greg sells.

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