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post #8 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2015, 02:49 AM
mattinmd
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You can pre mix with EI the same way you pre-mix for PPS... you just cant mix anything containing iron with phosphate in the same container (regardless of method.. they'll react and iron phosphate isn't very soluble, so it precipitates out).

A lot of EI'ers keep their macros separate so they can tweak up individual fertilizers as needed (ie: increase potassium if pinholes show up on leaves). But there's no reason you can't just make a macro mix.

http://calc.petalphile.com/


There's even a EI daily plan, for those that would prefer to dose both kinds of ferts every day (see EI daily in the calculator), but a lot of EI folks alternate days, and take a day off. You just use normal EI dosing with this regime.

Something like this results:
Sunday: water change + macro,
Monday: micro,
Tuesday: macro,
Wednesday: micro,
Thursday: macro,
Friday: micro,
Saturday: day off

New to planted tanks, avid gardener/tinkerer.

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