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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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alternative to CSM + B

Well I use tetra florapride or sera florena instead of CSM to follow EI dosing, But I was wondering if there is a better solution ? Im thinking that those commercial products are not cutting it ?

I live outside of the US (philippines) and trying to look for CSM was a failure... Is there another name for CSM ? Or clues where I can find it ?
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CSM as far as I know is just a mix of dry trace ferts. It is probably cheaper than dosing with liquid but there isn't any reason the liquid stuff doesn't work as well as long as you dose enough.

I have also heard people having problems keeping shrimp while using it so it might not be the best choice anyways.

I use tropica master grow myself because I get it supplied through a local club. The other choice for me would be flourish. I was using florapride before hand but found the TMG to be better.

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good points, im dosing 5 ml florena 3X a week fora 13 gal. Tropica master grow isn't available here,. Il probably stick with tetra florapride and sera florena after all they are trusted brands
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I use CSM+B with extra iron, and I have cherry shrimp, which seem to be doing fine. But, I understand that TMG is a better trace mix, for reasons I don't know.

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hmmm now to calculate how much shipping tropica master grow to the philippines would cost me haha
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