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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-28-2006, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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So I just bought some ferts from greg watson...

I bought a pound of each:

CSM+B

Mono Potassium Phosphate (KH2PO4)

Potassium Nitrate (KNO3)

Magnesium Sulfate


I know I should have checked before I completed the order... but did I get what I needed? I noticed someone else was dosing potassium sulfate for their estimative index... and honestly, I'm confused. Thanks.
And I got the idea to buy these specific ferts from Tom Barr's post on the EI:

A Typical Tank
A typical routine for a high light tank with low fish load:
Volume 80 liters (20 gal high standard tank)
5.5 watts/ gal. - two 55watt 5000K/8800K lamps
CO2-25-30ppm (I turn my CO2 off at night)
Canister filter
Fluorite (any porous iron rich material will do) about 7-10cm depth

A Typical Dosing Routine
1/4 teaspoon of KNO3 3-4x a week (every other day)
1/16th-1/32nd teaspoon of KH2PO4 3-4x a week (every other day)
Traces added on off days as the macro nutrients, so 3x a week, 5mls each time.
SeaChem Equilibrium 1/8 teaspoon after water change.
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You will need some K2S04, but may not need MGS04. Check this thread out...

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ge...ssium+sulphate
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shoot.

What should I do? I already ordered and I dun wanna pay another 10 dollars for shipping.

I guess I'll email him.
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Argh. This is so frustrating.

1 step forwards, 2 step backwards.

anyone know his email? I couldn't find it on his site.
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anyone know his email? I couldn't find it on his site.
It's near the bottom of his home page on the left side that says:

Greg Watson
401 N. Main St
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641

319-385-3044

Email:
Greg Watson


I didn't put in a hyperlink to his site. You'll have to use his site for email.
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Yeah he just replied.

He swapped the ferts at no additional charge.

Amazing guy. I'm definitely a customer for life now.
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