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Macro Micro Nutrient Mix Opinions/Reviews

Just bought my first dry ferts. I have been using Seachem products for a long time and figured it is time to be a little smarter.

Is there anyone else using this mixture? Macro Micro Nutrient Mix from aquariumfertilizer dot com What else are you supplimenting? Do I really need to worry about other ferts if I'm not seeing any problems in my tank?

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I use just a few things.
You only need a few.

KNO3
KH2PO4

These two add the NPK or those 3 numbers you see on various fertilizer babs at garden centers etc.

CMS+B(trace mix)
GH booster(maybe, will not hurt adding more certainly)

If the KH is higher, hard tap water etc, I will spike the CMS+B with some DTPA Fe(Sequestrene 330).

That's about it.

You might use some MgSO4(epsom salt) if the water is hard in GH, but it's mostly Ca and no or very little Mg.
Likewise, if the water is good for GH, you might add some K2SO4 instead of the GH booster(Gh booster is 50% K2SO4 anyways). Some folks might have very high NO3 in the tap, so they add K2SO4 in place of KNO3 etc.

But 3-4 things are about all you ever will dose.
Real easy once you do it just like any and every commercial brand you might try, which are mostly water.......with a tiny bit of fertilizer in it.
DIY ferts........1000X cheaper.

Do not be intimidated by the chem speak and jargon.
It's really easy.




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From their website: "Macro Micro Nutrient Mix 1 lb contains 1 equal part each of Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Plantex CSM+B." This contains no phosphorous, so it is an incomplete fertilizer mix. Without phosphorous, phosphate, usually in the form of KH2PO4, the plants will be very limited in their growth rate.

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Awesome, thanks to you both. Always love hearing from both of you guys. I think I'm going to get some KH2PO4 (I should have ordered this with my other fert mix, could have saved some shipping!). I'm sure I can justify just one more Christmas present to myself hehehe

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