Trace Mix Dilutions- how much trace in how much water? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Ishar's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Waterloo, ON
Posts: 172
Trace Mix Dilutions- how much trace in how much water?

I was wondering how much trace mix I should ad to how much water to make a stock solution? I don't want to dose solid (I don't like the idea) and I can't seem to find anywhere a good ratio. I was thinking something like a tablespoon in 250mL, and then see how that works for my plants, adjusting the dosage as my plants show deficiency.

So how does that sound? 1 tbs in 250mL?

Oh- and before you ask, I have no idea what the composition of my trace is. I found it in a hydroponics store here in Canada, and I cannot get the owner to email me back, nor can I find the info on the net.
Ishar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2008, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Ishar's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Waterloo, ON
Posts: 172
No one has an idea? What do you guys mix your trace mix at?
Ishar is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2008, 04:28 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (266/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 9,417
Because you don't know what your trace mix is exactly, no one will have an idea of how to mix it.

I use CSM+B myself.
epicfish is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2008, 04:58 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
EdTheEdge's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lomita,CA
Posts: 1,790
Quote:
Oh- and before you ask, I have no idea what the composition of my trace is. I found it in a hydroponics store here in Canada, and I cannot get the owner to email me back, nor can I find the info on the net.
Then I wouldn't use it. While it might be safe.... I wouldn't use until you're sure what it is.
EdTheEdge is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2008, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Ishar's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Waterloo, ON
Posts: 172
Well what ratio do you guys mix your CSM+B at? That is what I was trying to ask last time but forgot what it was called :p.

I have no choice with this trace mix, and I am sure it is fine. I have heard of other people using it as well. All I needed is a guideline on how much to dissolve to make my solution, then I can adjust my dosage as needed.
Ishar is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2008, 08:18 PM
Guest
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 329
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ishar View Post
I have heard of other people using it as well.
Well you should ask them what it contains and how they mix it.

Here is the CSM+B mix, use at your own risk.
http://www.bestaquariumregulator.com/dosing.html
Quote:
  • Mix 2 tablespoons (30 grams) with 2 cups (473 ml) of water.
  • 1 ml of this solution will add 0.1 ppm of iron to 10 gallons of water.
  • 0.1 gram dosed dry in 20 gallons of water will add 0.09 ppm of iron.
  • Suggested iron levels are 0.1-0.5 ppm
SpeedEuphoria is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2008, 08:22 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (266/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 9,417
I dose via the EI method, so I measure out enough CSM+B for an entire month, add enough water to the bottle so that one pump will equal one dose.

I've measured how much volume each pump yields and have done the calculations accordingly.
epicfish 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