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KNO3 just arrived

What is PMDD?
And why are there other elements in it K2SO4, MgSO4, CSM+B

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PMDD = Poor Man's Dupla Drops = Poor Man's Dosing Drops

It's an old fertilizing method, you can look it up if you're really interested. Just ignore that bit of the label, you have a pouch of KNO3, not a mix of that other stuff.

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PMDD = Poor Man's Dupla Drops = Poor Man's Dosing Drops

It's an old fertilizing method, you can look it up if you're really interested. Just ignore that bit of the label, you have a pouch of KNO3, not a mix of that other stuff.
Thanks, and If I mix it in water, how long will the solution be viable for?
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I mix up enough of my macro solution (KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4) to last about two months, and it's always been good for that long. A simple solution of KNO3 and water should last indefinitely if stored without contamination.

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You can mix it with water if you want, but for larger tanks, just dry dosing with tiny measuring spoons works very well. I hope you also have some KH2PO4 and a trace element mix, such as CSM+B.

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You can mix it with water if you want, but for larger tanks, just dry dosing with tiny measuring spoons works very well. I hope you also have some KH2PO4 and a trace element mix, such as CSM+B.
I don't have KH2PO4 and CSM+B. I thought Flourish and KNO3 would be good enough.
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Flourish (Comprehensive) takes the place of CSM+B. KH2PO4 is necessary as a source of phosphate in most styles of planted aquaria. You need to have a comprehensive fertilization plan, it will tell what to get, this needs to be your next step before continuing. Dosing without a plan will lead to frustration. Most of us here use EI (Estimative Index) and that is stickied in the Water Parameters subforum. PPS-Pro is also popular, you can read about it over at APC.

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