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Just wondering what kind of fertilizers you use, dry? liquid? Both?

Where do you obtain them from ?

I will be using the PPS - Pro Method of fertalising. Does anyone else use this method ?

Peter

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isn't excel a carbon fert, which would do the same thing as the Co2?

I use dino dung in the substrate, DIY CO2 and a water column fert for pond plants!

Used to use the whole flourish range, and made a week's worth at a time and added 1/7th a day. Probably need a specialist iron fert .. but that should be in the dino dung, being clay-based.

Peter - what are you talking about, "PPE - Pro Method". I am intrigued. I could google it I suppose ... but tonight I feel like not being that person :)

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Ghengis would have heard of it.

Its big in America, it was developed by a ferts enthusiest. I have been researching it all day and think i have a basic-sounds knowledge of it.

In a nut shell,

You combine these macro nutrients (as powders)

K2SO4 – Potassium sulphate

KNO3 – Potassium Nitrate

KH2PO4 – Potassium Phosphate.

MGSO4 – Magnesium Sulphate.

and Dose – 1ml / 10g

In conjunction with trace elements (TE) (micronutrients)

Mn - manganese

Fe - iron

Zn - zinc

Cu - copper

B - boron

Mo – molybdenum.

In the states they have a product which combines these TE's called csm + b

I am currently researching a mirror product in Aus, and Dino pee comes pretty close, still investigating it.

According to the yanks this is the cheapest way to add ferts to your aquarium, as most liquid ferts contain these nutrients and essentially you are paying for 95% water. this way you make it yourself

If your still interested I can expand more tomorrow, and can post the formuals for mixing the concoction.

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Ghengis would have heard of it.

Its big in America, it was developed by a ferts enthusiest. I have been researching it all day and think i have a basic-sounds knowledge of it.

In a nut shell,

You combine these macro nutrients (as powders)

K2SO4 – Potassium sulphate

KNO3 – Potassium Nitrate

KH2PO4 – Potassium Phosphate.

MGSO4 – Magnesium Sulphate.

and Dose – 1ml / 10g

In conjunction with trace elements (TE) (micronutrients)

Mn - manganese

Fe - iron

Zn - zinc

Cu - copper

B - boron

Mo – molybdenum.

In the states they have a product which combines these TE's called csm + b

I am currently researching a mirror product in Aus, and Dino pee comes pretty close, still investigating it.

According to the yanks this is the cheapest way to add ferts to your aquarium, as most liquid ferts contain these nutrients and essentially you are paying for 95% water. this way you make it yourself

If your still interested I can expand more tomorrow, and can post the formuals for mixing the concoction.

let us know how u go with it pete

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Pmdd would probably be the pre made liquid equivalent, where you are paying for basically 95% water.

This way you buy the smallest quantities of the chemicals you can find, Dave at aquagreen has them, and they last a very. very long time.

If you want to read further see here: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumap...lysis-feedback/

Im having trouble finding kno3.

Using this method slows the plants growth rate down, but the new growth will be alot healthier.

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Thank you so much for posting that link :lol:

I will get the kno3 from him, and all the others from Dave at Aqua.

Yes you still use co2.

I have not started using this yet.

I will most likely be keeping a journal on how it goes.

Thanks again.

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