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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-20-2007, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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Question Testing Ferts

I heard people can dose their ferts. They tested for the following:

Phosphate
Nitrate(duh )
Sulfate
Iron
and others!

Do they sell test kits? If they do how much and where can you purchase them?


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Sulfate? Er?

A master test kit at PetSmart is $13.49. There's separate test kits for a few bucks each. Do the online pricematch lpus the $5 off $15 coupon.

You won't need to dose yet with your low light 10 gallon tank. Save your money for a better lighting kit and then buy some ferts.
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Well I have Greg Wattson Ferts(thanks yoink ). I havent started dosing yet. I am getting the test kit next month but never seen any seperate test kits for these things.


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are you sure you even need the ferts? it's a low light low tech tank, i thought the only dosing needed was excel haha. i stopped using excel and my plants still grow. actually since i've stopped, my water sprite has grown alot more. go figure.
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Well I wanted to upgrade lighting very very soon(within the next 2 months).


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Don't dose now. Save money for the lighting kit. There's a post in the Swap n Shop for a AHSupply kit, check it out.
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