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Am going to try dry ferts from the Planted Aquarium Fertilizer Co. Their macro mix contains equal parts of KNO3 ( 13.5-0-46.2 ) K2SO4 ( 0-0-50 ) MgSO4 & CSM+B. That adds up to 13.5-0-96.2. That seems like an awful lot of Potash & no Phosphate. Can anyone advise!
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Am going to try dry ferts from the Planted Aquarium Fertilizer Co. Their macro mix contains equal parts of KNO3 ( 13.5-0-46.2 ) K2SO4 ( 0-0-50 ) MgSO4 & CSM+B. That adds up to 13.5-0-96.2. That seems like an awful lot of Potash & no Phosphate. Can anyone advise!
The macro/micro mix really isnt a good way to dose. From what I have gathered it was designed when people thought phosphates caused algae. I sell it but dont suggest it, only reason I have it is because people ask for it occasionally but I try to talk them out of it. If you want to go with dry ferts I would suggest going with separate NPK and Micros.
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I think the macro/micro mix is pretty decent but you might need phosphates depending on your water.. I DO.

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The macro/micro mix really isnt a good way to dose. From what I have gathered it was designed when people thought phosphates caused algae. I sell it but dont suggest it, only reason I have it is because people ask for it occasionally but I try to talk them out of it. If you want to go with dry ferts I would suggest going with separate NPK and Micros.
I admire your honesty, but since you're selling this product and also just made a pump for dosing ferts, which is another alternative. I think you're givng them enough information on these products, but I wouldn't discourage them. I'm talking in a honest business approach. I can only wish any vendor who could do that.
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I use this mix ,and fish food provides enough phosphates for my low tech affair's
I also have some KH2PO4 If needed but it appear's the phosphates in fish food's are working for now.
Would be a different story for high energy (Tech) where everything is needed in larger amount's ,more often.
I also dose a day after water changes , lest my conditioner(PRIME) have negative effect with the Iron in the CSM+B.
Don't really know if this is warranted ,but ....
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I admire your honesty, but since you're selling this product and also just made a pump for dosing ferts, which is another alternative. I think you're givng them enough information on these products, but I wouldn't discourage them. I'm talking in a honest business approach. I can only wish any vendor who could do that.
Ya I just want to make sure people get what will work best for them but if they still insist they want it I have it for them. I dont intend to discourage anyone, just want to get them what will provide them with the best results.
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