Dosing Iron necessary for EI? w/ 10ml CSM+B?

Spar

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I am currently dosing 10ml of CSM+B while utilizing the EI method. Is it necessary at all to still dose Chelate Iron? How much if so?
 

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Re: Dosing Iron necessary for EI? w/ 10ml CSM+B?

No, but I like to dose 50-% Flourish or alternate dosing with it with the flourish.

You do not need any extra Fe with CMS+B

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Re: Dosing Iron necessary for EI? w/ 10ml CSM+B?

Not a bad idea. I have a couple extra bottles of Flourish. I will probably do a 25/75 Flourish/CSM mix though instead... save a little on the $ :) .

Doesnt Flourish have a couple added nutrients than CMS has?
 

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Re: Dosing Iron necessary for EI? w/ 10ml CSM+B?

Tom Barr said:
No, but I like to dose 50-% Flourish or alternate dosing with it with the flourish.

You do not need any extra Fe with CMS+B

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Tom Barr

Could you explain why? I am assuming that they are different nutrient ratios between the two, but you know what happens when you assume things.

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Re: Dosing Iron necessary for EI? w/ 10ml CSM+B?

It adds a few minor items that the CMS does not and it has a different chelator as well, which may or may not help plants.

Trace additions are subject to anecdotal suspicion, and I'm not different. I add a little just "in case" and it seems to work, but I have no evdence I'm willing to support for this habit.

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Re: Dosing Iron necessary for EI? w/ 10ml CSM+B?

Can I also ask if the same applies to TMG? Would I still need to add let's say Flourish Iron or equivelant Chelated Iron? I have stock of the following:

TMG
Flourish
Flourish Iron
Traces with Chelated Iron (From Nature Auqarium in Singapore)

I am currently using TMG only and sometimes adding chelated iron.

Thank you.