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Is my Hydrpoics store's TRACE mix safe?

Discussion in 'Estimative Index' started by klumsyninja, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. klumsyninja

    klumsyninja Junior Poster

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    The trace mix I have came from a local hydropnics store and it contains:
    Iron (fe) 7%
    Zinc (Zn) 0.4%
    Copper (Cu) 0.10%
    Manganese (Mn) 2%
    Boron (B) 1.3%
    Molybdenum (Mo) 0.06%

    I dose EI.

    I was dosing it 1/2 tsp 3X per week in my 90 (high-tech) Heavilly planted. I was also dosing K2S04 & KH2P04 at 1/2 tsp 3X and KN03 1 1/4 Tsp.

    (Ive lowered the K2S04 & KH2P04 to 1/4 tsp, and the KNo3 to 1 tsp all 3X per week)

    It had a sand substrate (playsand) and I've now switched to Eco Complete.

    I am worried its the Trace Mix causing problems (Keep loosing fish or they just look bad and have to move them) so I've stopped dosing it but now I wonder about my plant health without Trace's.

    Is it safe to dose the trace at 1/4 tsp 3X per week?

    Thanks guys.
     

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