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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-14-2006, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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What can you say about this trace mix ?

well ive been looking around the city and found this trace mix to be the most aquarium and shrimp safe mix...
Components are
B 1.5%
Cu 0.5%
Fe 3.4%
Mn 3.2%
Mg 1.2%
Mo 0.05%
Zn 4.2%

and for reference this is a CSM+B mix I found off

Regular CSM CSM+B Mix
Fe 7.0% 6.53%
Mn 2.0% 1.87%
Mg 1.5% 1.40%
Zn 0.4% 0.37%
Cu 0.1% 0.09%
Mo 0.05% 0.05%
B 0.0% 1.18%
Co 0.0% 0.00%

I know that for shrimp copper is very toxic, its higher by .4 ppm, will this be a problem for my shrimps ? also i noticed that Manganese (Mn) and Zinc (Zn) is higher then normal.... Im not problematic about the iron because i can supplement it with a bottle of chelated iron that i have.... What do you guys think ?
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i have been doing more research and found the copper level to be slightly acceptable(i may be wrong so somebody correct me if i am), i just have to dillute the mix and follow up on the iron levels along with bigger water changes to avoid buildup.. but im still worried about the zinc and Mn levels....
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