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[APD] Re: Ice Dosing?

> I'm always looking for ways to simplify and after recent threads 
> I've been
> pondering ways to get all of my nutrients to the plants without 
> all the
> mixing and measuring each time.
> Would it work to mix KH2PO4, K2SO4, KNO3, and traces with water, 
> freeze, and
> then drop a small pre-measured ice cube in at water change time/twice
> weekly? What's the effect on these chemicals if frozen? Just a 
> thought...
> Best,
> Dave

Sure, why not? Freezing will have no effect. The one problem I foresee is that in a concentrated solution, the traces will form precipitates with the KH2PO4. You'll need separate those two components. Perhaps NPK ice-cubes and traces dosed separately.

Clint Brearley
Melbourne, Australia

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