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Mono Potassium Phosphate or not?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Fertilization' started by Co2, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Co2

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    I'm newbe with three months under my belt, and have decided to try out the El Dosing method.

    i'm an expat living in Thailand, Bangkok, and finding it hard to source the raw ferts.

    I have found several different packets called Mono Potassium Phosphate, but can not be sure as it's in Thai. But every packet has different % of the following ingredients. N - 0%, P205 - 52%, K2O - 34%.

    So my question is: is this really Mono Potassium Phosphate? And if not what is it, and what should be the ingredients?

    Thanks


    Thanks
     
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    Yep, that's Mono Potassium Phosphate.
     
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    Thanks for the great links as of yet I was unable to find K2SO4, perfect.

    I just bought my trace elements, and they are a very light green colour, not white. Any thoughts?
     
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    Nipat, does thaigreenagro sell trace elements? And if so could you link to the page, as my written Thai is not great. Thanks.
     
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    Except traces from Tropica, ADA, Seachem, etc, I'm afraid finding a suitable traces mix for planted tank
    here can be a challenge.

    The most popular alternative traces mix here is Utilize. But its iron is low and is high in copper (0.5%),
    so you can't add much. Try ordering CSM+B, and keep your fingers crossed. Because chemical
    fertilizers here are controlled items for import/export. Well, I ordered a bag of Kusuri Wormer Plus
    from UK and it got through (with words ‘water addtives’ on it).

    I'm now using a traces mix called Multi Champ. It's also 0.5% copper. I've to delute it and add other
    elements (Fe-DTPA, Mn-EDTA, Boric Acid, Ammonium Molybdate) to compensate. There will be
    things to buy and some calculations to be done if you choose this route.
     
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    Most traces mixes here are grreen. But single elements can be other colors, Fe-DTPA is orange,
    Mn-EDTA is white.
     
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    My trace elements are: MgO 3.97%, Fe 1.5%, Mn 1.5%, Cu 0.5%, Zn 0.5%, B 0.3%, Mo 0.03%. so high copper also.

    Can you tell me where you buy tropica and Ada trace elements in Bangkok? As I only know jj market, but have not seen tropica there.

    Thanks
     
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    There are many shops in JJ selling ADA and Tropica products.
    Most don't have websites I suppose. But a few do:

    Tropica Plant Nutrition Liquid (the non plus TPN) is in the middle of the page.
    http://www.atlantis-jj.com/shop.php?viewtype=3

    ADA
    http://allfishthailand.com/home/product.php?module=item&action=brand&brand_id=ada

    I think Tropica's is a better choice. Since you know what you are adding (TPN ingredients
    are not secret). The dosage for EI is well known.
    Many ones here are using it.

    There is another shop, named Aquality which covers both ADA and Tropica.
    But I'm not sure where it currently is between Sukhumvit 24 or Jamjuree Square,
    or there are two branches now. Try calling 086 7870700 (shop owner number)
    if you're interested. Their price for Tropica TPN 500 cc is quite good.
    http://www.weloveshopping.com/shop/s_product.php?page=8&shopid=18551&groupproduct=all
     
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    Thanks for the great help, even if I don't find these shops I now have a pic of the bottle and it written in Thai text. Perfect.
     
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    Went to atlantis yesterday and bought, tropica Plant Nutrition Liquid. The guy in the shop kindly came out of the shop looking for me, as the shop was not in a location I've been to before. So a great shop to return, so thanks again.
     
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    You're welcome.

    Whoa great service, that guy.
     
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