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What do I do?

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by Paul, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Paul

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    Currently I do a 50% water change every week, add KNO3, Seachem flourish and Seachem Iron twice a week. I need to add more phosphatres as well I think, do I buy phosphates to do the job or just change to Gregs pmdd mix? What do you think guys?
     
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    I usually do not recommend PMDD Pre-Mix ... unless you absolutely can not get the various ingredients separately ... and since the Pre-Mix does not contain any phosphate in it which is what your goal appears to be ... the Pre-Mix most definately would not be appropriate ...

    Greg
     
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    Ok, so do I just need to get KH2PO4? is that right?
     
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    Re: What do I do?

    I would buy the KN03 KH2P04 and CSM+B and dose individually,
    How long do you plan on using the Flourish? CSM+B is good stuff, alot cheaper the Seachem.
    Avoid PMDD as Greg states, it's lacking and no control over what is being dosed as apposed to individual fert's.
     
  5. Paul

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    Im going to use the Flourish till the bottle runs out, so it will be a while!! no point not using it now I have paid for it, she will only complain if I buy more stuff (she doesnt know how much the 2 petricolas cost yet ;) )
     
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    Re: What do I do?

    Paul, I think that you were having a phosphate problem at the start of the year weren't you? Some people are never satisfied. :)

    BTW have you still got the Rowaphos in?

    Ian
     
  7. Paul

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    I binned the Rowaphos ages ago and planted it properly, seem to have it all under control now, just bits of brush algae on a few plants, thats about it now
     
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    I've got a little of the brush algae also, very persistant tenacious stuff it is for sure. I've just got a pair of SAE's and hope they take a liking to it as a snack.

    Ian
     
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    I have a small army of shrimp, ottos and two bristlenoses, nothing will go near it
     
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    Re: What do I do?

    Paul, if the tap has good PO4 levels, like 1ppm or higher, then the water change doses the PO4.

    Otherwise, add it. KH2PO4 works well and 450 grams will last a few years, decades.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    Re: What do I do?

    At this point spare a thought to Greg W...............I mean decades before you get repeat business. :( How about putting a use by date on the chems Greg? :)

    Ian
     

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