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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-23-2014, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Fert ratios

I just purchased a Fert package with GH Booster, KH2PO4, KNO3, and CSM+B. Which should I mix with which and at what ratios?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-24-2014, 02:17 AM
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A little more information might be needed. What size is your tank and what method of fertilization are you planning on using? Is this a low tech or high tech tank? Are you trying to make a liquid solution? Generally, you can dry dose the fertilizers into your tank but csm+b and KH2PO4 should ideally be dosed on different days so that they don't react and become unavailable to plants.
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I agree with treben. Tap water parameters make a difference as well. It may be helpful to read the two links below. The first lists amounts to be mix or dosed dry. The second explains why we dose what we do.

Dry dosing and Nutrient Solution Recipes
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