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Rex Grigg dry fert question

I recently bought a dry fert package from Rex, was about to mix some up and noticed something. I was shipped a total of four packages, KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4, and Plantex. On the dosing instructions, there is also instructions for Iron, but none was sent. Does that typically come in the plant fert packages or is ample Iron in the Plantex CSM+B? Maybe a dumb question, but the dosing suggestion lists Chelated Iron, Grumpy's GH booster, and CaCL2 along with the ferts I have. It's the Iron that concerns me, and my understanding is that Iron test kits aren't worth the cardboard box they come in...

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I'm sure Rex just has a generic instruction booklet that he ships with all his ferts. You can dose extra iron, but most people don't. You'll get what you need by doing Plantex in most situations. All depends on your water and other factors, if you actually need to dose just iron.
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Hurrah the power of the search function. I had the exact same question.

I've still got most of a bottle of seachem flourish comprehensive, it's pretty much the same as CSM+B right? I think I may finish off the bottle of Flourish before starting on on the CSM+B unless there's a difference.

I really wanted to get an Iron suppliment and saw the dry ferts pack in the petshop (the one that is just a few blocks from Rex's home apparently) I saw the bit about dosing Iron so I thought the pack must have contained an iron suppliment, I was a little dissapointed to see I don't have any iron except what's in the CSM+B, it was still a good deal for ferts that I'll eventually use though.
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Hurrah the power of the search function. I had the exact same question.

I've still got most of a bottle of seachem flourish comprehensive, it's pretty much the same as CSM+B right? I think I may finish off the bottle of Flourish before starting on on the CSM+B unless there's a difference.

I really wanted to get an Iron suppliment and saw the dry ferts pack in the petshop (the one that is just a few blocks from Rex's home apparently) I saw the bit about dosing Iron so I thought the pack must have contained an iron suppliment, I was a little dissapointed to see I don't have any iron except what's in the CSM+B, it was still a good deal for ferts that I'll eventually use though.
The search button it great, right? A very useful tool that is often overlooked

You can just use up the Flourish if you want. It works just fine

It never hurts to have a stockpile of these ferts. They don't go bad, so you'll have them when you need them!

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That is all Rex's kit comes with, you can purchase the others Chleated Iron, Grumpy GH Booster, Magnesium, etc as extras but the dry kit comes with the basic 4 that everyone needs.
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