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what dry ferts should I buy??

hey everyone I have a 220gal that is planted but not heavily. I am adding co2 so that my current plants will grow(they stopped) and I will be adding more green soon. I currently use flourish as my only fert but I would like to try some of the greg watson ferts for the cost difference. My only question is I have no idea what to buy. If I read this right I think all I would need is the PMDD and the iron? should that about do it? also is it just as effective if I dose the dry ferts directly to my tank instead of making the solution? if so where do I find a dosing chart for a 220 size tank?
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i have a low tech, but besides flourish, i only bury fert tabs maybe once a month.


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KNO3
KH2PO4
K2SO4
CSM+B

I think that should cover it

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For a 220 gal tank useing the EI method, Dose:
2 3/4 tsp kno3
1 tsp k2s04
3/4 tsp kh2po4
1 tsp csm+b on off days.

10 gallon hospital tank.
29 & 50 gallon - High Tech C02 enriched.
50 gallon Pond - Natural.
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so there isn't an "all in one" product from greg watson? thanks I will look into all of that then
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once i get a little more debt paid off, i plan on being a regular greg watson patron.


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The all-in-one is not a good solution IMHO. If you want control over what you are dosing then buy each item separately.
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The all-in-one is not a good solution IMHO. If you want control over what you are dosing then buy each item separately.
Ditto what Rex said <grin> ... almost everyone is better off dosing their ingredients separately ... it gives you greater control over the ratios of what you dose ...

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great thanks, I will be ordering soon I hope
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