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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Does cms+B contain iron?

Im wondering if cms+B has iron.
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Yes it does. You are talking about CSM+B right?

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If it does then how come my red plants are not turning red? All my red plants are green. I also have presurized co2 and doing EI method.
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It contains iron, but not as much as Flourish or Tropica Master Grow. Greg Watson sells a chelated iron supplement that you can dose in addition to the CSM+B. Or you can buy some Flourish Iron.

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Iron isn't why plants are red. Some are red because they are stressed by not having enough NO3. Some are red only if they get high light intensity. I don't think iron is an issue for being red for any plants.

Greg Watson used to sell CSM+B+extra iron, but stopped doing so when it became obvious that the extra iron wasn't necessary. I bought mine while he still was selling it and that's what I use.

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From my readings, not necessarily experience, low iron levels will limit the redness of the red plants. That said, hoppy's point about csm having enough iron is probably true.

Exactly which plants are you growing that you think should be redder? Also, how close to your lights are the non-red plants? lastly, how intense is your lighting?
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