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The PH in my tanks is never below 7, so should I be using Iron DTPA with my Micronutrient solution?
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The PH is my tanks is never below 7, so should I be using Iron DTPA with my Micronutrient solution?
Yes, if you want to ensure that it remains chelated, it is stable to around pH 7.5. If you use a UVS, though, it will break the bond within a few hours. You can also use gluconate, such as Seachem iron, if you dose frequently. Many members mix DTPA and gluconate, since the gluconated iron is absorbed almost immediately.
 

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Do you know if these people using the gluconated are using it "in addition? I have some ferrous gluconate salt and I'm trying to figure out how I will dose once I get my water challenges resolved.
Those that I am thinking about do use the gluconate form in addition to the DTPA. I use only the gluconate form due to my UVS.
 
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