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about to buy my ei ferts, need help!

hey guys im buying my ferts in like 30min just a few question i hopoe u guys can answer for me=) Firs one was i am getting the ei pack from Green leaf aquariums and i am going to follow this guide for dosing (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ing-guide.html) But i didnt see all the ferts on it that are in the pack that im getting? I see kno3 and kh2po4 but not k2so4 or plantex csm +b. Is the plantex csm +b just the trace elemenst including the k2so4? Sorry if its a dumb question im a noobie to the hobby as u can tell haha.
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looks like i was just blind haha it said it on the link =')
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CSM+B is not K2SO4.
Completely different materials.
CSM+B might also be called Plantex CSM+B. (I have also seen it called Nutritrace)

K2SO4 is a good source of potassium. (also provides sulfur). It is used if your tank has a reasonable source of nitrogen (perhaps fish food) and you do not want to dose a high level of KNO3. You can substitute K2SO4 so the tank still gets as much K (potassium) as it needs.

CSM+B is a trace mineral source. About a dozen elements, including boron.
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CSM+B is not K2SO4.
Completely different materials.
CSM+B might also be called Plantex CSM+B. (I have also seen it called Nutritrace)

K2SO4 is a good source of potassium. (also provides sulfur). It is used if your tank has a reasonable source of nitrogen (perhaps fish food) and you do not want to dose a high level of KNO3. You can substitute K2SO4 so the tank still gets as much K (potassium) as it needs.

CSM+B is a trace mineral source. About a dozen elements, including boron.
Thanks for the comment =) I new it wasnt k2s04 but i didnt know if i was supposed to dose it according to the trace source, but after reading it in more detail i found i should just dose it the same as kh2p04 =) I will probably not be using it but since it came with the packet i got i just wanted to find out more about it but now i think i have found what i needed. Thanks again =)
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