Trace In Australia

Ankit Sharma

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Hi Tom,
I'm from Melbourne Australia, planning to start EI on my 100G tank.

I can get the following from ebay:
KNO3
K2PO4
K2SO4
MGSO4

I did look at my local store (bunnings), I can find:

  • Manutec Iron chelate 13% EDTA (Soluble)
  • Manutec Trace elements

The question is is this trace adequate? I got the following info from their website:

Chemical Proportion
Calcium Carbonate <=30%
Magnesium Sulphate <=30%
Iron Chelate <=10%
Iron Sulphate <=8%
Manganese Sulphate <=10%
Zinc Sulphate <=5%
Copper Sulphate <=5%
Sodium Borate <=0.8%
Sodium Molybdate <=0.1%



Also Is there any other chemical required in my shopping list?

Thanks
 

Phishless

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Analysis for Plantex CSM+B found on the web.
Typical product used in US.

Have you considered making your own trace mix?
Don't know what's available there though?



GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
Total Magnesium Total (Mg) .............................1.5%
1.5% water soluble magnesium
Copper (Cu) .....................................................0.1%
0.1% chelated copper
Iron / Hierro (Fe)................................................7.0%
7.0% chelated iron
Manganese (Mn)...............................................2.0%
2.0% chelated manganese
Molybdenum (Mo) ...........................................0.06%
Zinc (Zn) ..........................................................0.4%
0.4% chelated zinc


DERIvED FROM: Sodium ferric ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA),
disodium manganese EDTA, disodium magnesium EDTA, disodium zinc EDTA,
diammonium copper EDTA and sodium molybdate.


(EDTA) Chelating Agent (minimum) ...................................................65.4%
 

Peter Mathieson

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Ankit the Manutec has too much copper IMO but you can get trace that others are using in Australia at the hydroponics store at Gardenworld on Springvale Road Braeside. It’s based on iron chelate DPTA. A good thing. Good pond and bog plant section there too so worth the trip
 

Nikhil David

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Hi Tom,
I'm from Melbourne Australia, planning to start EI on my 100G tank.

I can get the following from ebay:
KNO3
K2PO4
K2SO4
MGSO4

I did look at my local store (bunnings), I can find:

  • Manutec Iron chelate 13% EDTA (Soluble)
  • Manutec Trace elements

The question is is this trace adequate? I got the following info from their website:

Chemical Proportion
Calcium Carbonate <=30%
Magnesium Sulphate <=30%
Iron Chelate <=10%
Iron Sulphate <=8%
Manganese Sulphate <=10%
Zinc Sulphate <=5%
Copper Sulphate <=5%
Sodium Borate <=0.8%
Sodium Molybdate <=0.1%



Also Is there any other chemical required in my shopping list?

Thanks

I use Rexolin APN for trace in Melbourne. you can get that through ebay.