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color traces

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Fertilization' started by yme, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. yme

    yme Lifetime Charter Member
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    Nov 30, 2005
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    as you might have realized... I have at the moment an interest in traces ;)

    Lately, I feel more and more annoyed by color of the water. It is clear, but has a brown/yellow color. I know the culprit: 90 ml traces per week. I could of course use active carbon or add less traces. But I won't. (like high traces)

    I now wondered whether the colour is solely caused by iron. Zn, Mo, B are white and Mn and Cu are pink and blue, respectively.

    So is there something I could do?
    Are there fertilizers around without Fe? And which Fe chelate is the least brown? fe gluconate?


  2. Tom Barr

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    Jan 23, 2005
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    Lighting might help somewhat also, switching from less yellow bulbs to red/blue mixes might help.
    Fe Gluc is green.
    DTPA is a nice reddish yellow.
    ETDA yellow etc.

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