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Dosing solutions - stability over time?

I'm new to the fertilization routine and I'm in the process of building a plan. My question is, can KN03, K2HPO4, Epsom salts and the trace mineral mix all be combined into one solution that I can dose from or do I need to keep them seperate?
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Mix them together if you wish.
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NO! dont mix PO4 with iron, you will have a hazy mess in your tank. Most alternate macro and micro dosing to avoid it. You are safe mixing KNO3 and KH2PO4 but leave out the trace and dose it by itself


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I gather the Iron Phospate precipitates?
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I suggest not to mix anything together. Leave yourself the option of dosing what needs to be dosed.

Look at the EI dosing for your tank and then take a baseline reading. Once you know what is suggested watch your levels and adjust accordingly.

If you mix everything together you not only lose control of what your tank needs, but you will lose availabilty due to precipitation. I know at one point I wanted to dose one solution daily....it was a mistake.
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Hmm, so you'd have one made up bottle for nitrate, phosphate and traces?
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