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Potassium Sulfate and Nitrate or Muriate of Potash?

I recently got my hands on some Muriate of Potash for my MTS. I also have Potassium Sulfate and Nitrate from Nilocg. Which should I use for the base of my MTS?

I keep hearing Muriate of Potash is pretty much the same as the dry ferts I have for potassium, is this right?

I received the potash free, so I will not be losing anything if yall say otherwise.

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From what I recall, for MTS, you want to use potassium chloride (muriate of potash).

The potassium sulfate and potassium nitrate can be used for water column dosing (i.e. using EI dosing or PPS-Pro).

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From what I recall, for MTS, you want to use potassium chloride (muriate of potash).

The potassium sulfate and potassium nitrate can be used for water column dosing (i.e. using EI dosing or PPS-Pro).
Ok that helps clear that up. I have both and I already dose the dry ferts for the water column. Thanks!

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