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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-02-2009, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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I knwo a lot of people out there put high amount of Iron into their tanks. I just use plantex to fulfill my micros and iron requirement, but since i also have some chelated iron i am thinking about incrasing the amountn of Fe i dose. Anyone out there who runs a high amount of Iron in their tanks do you have any info on how much you put into your tanks. I am just toying with this to see how many plants react. Thanks for any info

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I was keeping .5 in my tank but I am fighting BBA right now so I quit dosing iron all together. This has not helped. I have redused my light and when I get it back under control will start dosing iron again.
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I dose 1/8 teaspoon 3 x week for my 55 gallon. No algae issues from the iron, only when the co2 is too low.

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1/8 of chelated iron or of plantex csm? I already do a 1/8 of plantex in my 55 and a 1/16 in my 20.

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Both 1/8 of iron and 1/8 of csm+b. The blyxa loves it.

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hmmmm i might give that a try.

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