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How do I know if my plants need certain nutrients?

Just want to know if I need to dose my plants with any iron, potassium, etc., if needed to.
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I used to google when i see some symptoms on plant leaves... Im not an expert but some picture of your plants its going to be very usefull
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All plants need nutrients. So yes you need to dose.

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All plants need nutrients. So yes you need to dose.
Yep.

If you are having problems with a plant then post close up photos of it and we can probably help you figure it out.

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Let me rephrase that, how do i know WHICH nutrients my plants need?
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N, P, K and micros at EI level is generally agreed to be the best starting point.


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Your plants need KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4 and CSM+B (which is a blend of all the micro nutrients).

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Can order the stuff at green leaf aquariums .com or aquariumfertilizer.com
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Maybe is this what are you looking for...

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Or if you want to simplify your life and forget about mixing look at pfertz
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Or if you want to simplify your life and forget about mixing look at pfertz
Its really not that hard. I mix 340g of KNO3 and 50g (approx) in a 2L container... it lasts me nearly a year.


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