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Is is possible to dose K2SO4 & KH2PO4 and not have crazy high Phosphates?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Fertilization' started by bsmith782, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. bsmith782

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    Just looking at the fertilator again and am seeing that dosing these two together to reach the proper potassium levels will give you a 7x the recommended dosage of phosphates. I know that it wont cause any issues but just seems a little ludicrous.
     
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    Hi, i think you are confusing phosphates with Kalium, since in K2SO4 no Phosphates exist (that i know of)
     
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    Nevermind I was using the calculator wrong.

    What is Kalium though?

    When I entered the numbers for the amounts of the ferts I had them switched. If I want a decent amount of Potassium and phosphate I just does a teeny amount of KH2PO4.
     
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    'K' ?

    Hi,

    Kalium is German for Potassium and is the reason we use the letter 'K' for Potassium... Well that and 'P' was already taken.;)

    Biollante
     
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    Are you counting the K from KNO3 also?
     
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