Placing First Fert Order - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-03-2006, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
PTrader: (59/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,254
Placing First Fert Order

OK reading up yet more about this prior to starting my tank, and I am about to place my first Greg Watson order. I plan on doing EI for now then tailor it down to my needs once they are established. My substrate will be eco-complete. What should I order to get started. I am not afraid! I would rather be well stocked than fall short, so any thoughts???
fresh_lynny is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-03-2006, 05:41 PM
Guest
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by fresh_newby
OK reading up yet more about this prior to starting my tank, and I am about to place my first Greg Watson order. I plan on doing EI for now then tailor it down to my needs once they are established. My substrate will be eco-complete. What should I order to get started. I am not afraid! I would rather be well stocked than fall short, so any thoughts???
You have a few options, depending on what exactly you want to do. Here is what my first order consisted of:

1lb KNO3
2lb K2SO4
1lb KH2PO4
1lb CSM+B

I've seen some people recommend MgSO4 instead of the K2SO4, but my water is fairly hard so I don't need to add any magnesium.
sparrow is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-03-2006, 09:51 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (84/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 21,012
I bought a pound each of:
KNO3
KH2PO4
CSM+B+iron
MgSO4 (Epsom salts)

My water is fairly hard, but I don't know if there is any Mg in it, so I lightly dose Mg along with my micros.

Hoppy
Hoppy is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-03-2006, 10:50 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Betowess's Avatar
 
PTrader: (27/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Skagit County, Washington State
Posts: 3,199
You can buy the Mg at the drugstore... Epsom salts.





Three Tanks...Eheim 2128 & XP3-90G, Eheim 2128-65G, Eheim 2232-25G.... Tek 4x54 watt T5-90G, Aqualight 96watt PC 65G low tech, 65 watt Aqualight-25G.... Hydors-90G & 65G ... Flourite in 90, 65, & 25 Gallons, .... Auto Water Change/Auto dosing on 90 & 65 gallon..... AGA member......
Betowess is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
Guest
 
PTrader: (59/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,254
Thanks guys!
I have the Mg already...just had knee surg...lol
Everything else will be with the first order placement. Thanks a lot
fresh_lynny is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
Guest
 
PTrader: (59/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,254
All set and ordered...thx guys!
fresh_lynny is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 06:10 AM
Planted Member
 
Alexplosive's Avatar
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoppy
I bought a pound each of:
KNO3
KH2PO4
CSM+B+iron
MgSO4 (Epsom salts)

My water is fairly hard, but I don't know if there is any Mg in it, so I lightly dose Mg along with my micros.
I see a CSM+B on the Greg Watson site but no CSM+B+Iron, are you talking about mixing the CSM+B with Iron Chelate?
Alexplosive is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
Guest
 
PTrader: (59/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,254
ooo I didn't get any Fe, should I? I too only saw it +B without Fe
fresh_lynny is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 08:10 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (84/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 21,012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexplosive
I see a CSM+B on the Greg Watson site but no CSM+B+Iron, are you talking about mixing the CSM+B with Iron Chelate?
When I purchased mine Gregg had a mix with extra iron in it. It looks like he dropped that one. If I were to order again I would just buy a pound of the chelated iron too. (That would be enough for it to become a family heirloom, to be passed down from generation to generation!)

Hoppy
Hoppy is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
Guest
 
PTrader: (59/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,254
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoppy
When I purchased mine Gregg had a mix with extra iron in it. It looks like he dropped that one. If I were to order again I would just buy a pound of the chelated iron too. (That would be enough for it to become a family heirloom, to be passed down from generation to generation!)
how much should I add?
fresh_lynny is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome