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Who has a recipe for homemade micros?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Fertilization' started by dutchy, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. dutchy

    dutchy Plant Guru Team
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    Well, i guess the title says enough.

    On my 180 gallon I'm using $30 on micros per month :( ,so maybe it's better to buy all the ingredients and make it myself.

    Who can help or provide a link to the right place?

    Thanks,
    dutchy
     
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    I just use CMS, then spike with various things like DTPA and maybe some MgSO4/K2SO4, Excel etc.
    CMS is cheap and can be shipped to your door.

    Get 2 kg's, that will last a very long time and not cost 30$ a month!

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  3. dutchy

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    Hi Tom,

    Can you (or someone else) please tell me what is CMS? :eek:

    Thanks,
    dutchy.
     
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    Thanks Gilles,

    I will have a look on your site.

    regards,
    dutchy.
     
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    But the traces with high Fe-DTPA as TPN but low Cu as Flourish would be better.:rolleyes:
     
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    Do that dutchy. I can recommend it. I use stuff from Gilles for months now and it is good stuff. Is use his complete mix and the iron he sells.
     
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    Pretty easy and much cheaper, like the same cost as 5 liter of Tropica, will cost about the same CMS for 500 liters..........maybe more.


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    That is why i sell it at thesame rates as Aquariumfertilizer (e.g. almost no wins) It doesn't have to be expensive, fertilizing your tank!
     
  11. dutchy

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    ok....you convinced me ;) I will make an order this week.

    Regards,
    dutchy.
     
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