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Re: [APD] RE: growing Gloss
I've been using homegrown's trace element mix for PMDD for
several years. The composition according to their site is:
7% Fe, 1.3% B, 2% Mn, 0.06% Mo, 0.4% Zn, 0.1% Cu, EDTA, DTPA
I've never used TMG, but I achieved similar result using PMDD compared
to when I was using another brand. It's definitely cheaper using dry mix.
I premix the solution and use less than what Tom suggested, more inline
with the original PMDD regime.
TickQuest Inc www.tickquest.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Byron Yu" <byronjyu at hotmail_com>
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 11:18 AM
Subject: [APD] RE: growing Gloss
> Hi guys, 1st of all, thanks for all your advice, you're really helping me
> I went to my local hydoponics store and got kno3, k2so4, and kh2po4.
> According to Tom's recommendations and an article on the internet
> to another of tom's recomendations
> http://rubick.com:8002/aquarium/fertilization, i've come up with this for
> 20 gallon tank....
> Dosage: 1/4 teaspoon of kno3, 1/4 teaspoon of k2so4, a pinch of kh2po4,
> along with 5ml of TMG.
> -> (figure i don't need calcium or magnesium dosage since my water is
> already pretty hard-+8 GH- and i have an open top aquaruim so when the
> evaporates I get the 2 left in my aquarium anyways.)
> This dosage i will do twice a week, along with water changes.
> How does that sound?
> Also, at the hydoponics store I saw trace mix. Is this better than TMG or
> about the same? I'm guessing it would be cheaper..... If i were to do the
> trace mix after
> I run out of TMG, how much should I dose each time with the trace mix? 1/4
> teaspoon each dosage? Less? More?
> ..Another thing for Tom.... I had stated earlier that i use a diy external
> reactor.. based on your design i guess... using pvc tubing and bio balls.
> You had written to me:
> > Consider a power head style CO2 reactor, or internal reactor like the
> > guild power reactor. Both of these work well and will maximize the CO2
> > the DIY source.
> Isn't the external reactor more effecient or was it that you missed that i
> had an external reactor in place already.. anyways, I have a pressurized
> system on order so i will be getting my co2 levels up soon...
> again, thanks guys
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