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What traces to use?

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by phineus, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. phineus

    phineus Junior Poster

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    Do you use flourish? Or Flourish trace? What is used to provide the traces? Can you add it dry, as in CSM+B?
     
  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Re: What traces to use?

    I use Flourish mainly, I'll also use TMG, Tropica master grow. Sera is decent also. I used the old Kent products, I did not like them. The newer Kent Seachem clones seem good, but still lacking it seems, I've not done a critcal test of them though, testing traces is the hardest thing since the impacts are so small, they are traces after all.

    F trace adds everything but Fe.Plants use more than just those, they also use FE, so I use a braod Trace like Flourish, some feel adding an extra spike of Fe helps, I'm not sure, I have not seen that, but then again, I add more traces than anyone suggested for many years.

    You can add it dry (cms) if you want, I'll typically add traces in liquid forms..

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    Tom Barr
     
  3. Wö£fëñxXx

    Wö£fëñxXx Prolific Poster

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    Re: What traces to use?

    Flourish is good, have used it with good result's, but gets costly comparatively speaking, I use CSM+B in liquid form with very good results.
    I add mAcro's dry, but mix the trace.
     
  4. Tom Barr

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    Re: What traces to use?

    You can also use 1/2 CMS and 1/2 Flourish, this will extend out the use of Flourish and cut the cost almost in 1/2.

    Both products have different chelators, so you'll get both of them and see plants do well still.

    TMG runs about 49$ from Big Al's for 5 liters.

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