Diy Dtpa Trace Mix

Harris Tiu

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Hey All,

I cant seem to find a trace mix where I am from so I decided to make my own.

My tank is 100 gallons while my water is 8.1PH which falls to 7.1PH after CO2 injection.

I was able to obtain DTPA FE 11%. The rest of my mix is comprised of Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate, Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate, Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate, Boric Acid, Sodium Molybdate Dihydrate.

The following table represents my percentage analysis:

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Is my dosing a half teaspoon okay (3g)? Or should I use a little less than a teaspoon? Like 2.7g?

Please advise, did I use sufficient amounts of the elements in the trace mix?
 

Zeus

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Might be worth a look at the IFC aquarium fertilizer calculator, it has a DIY trace section/sheet which will enable you you compare your DIY trace mix with other commercial Trace mixes

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It has all the salts and even does the serial dilutions and you can target a ppm or work from grams ( the screen shot was just a random salt selection and targets)

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