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Re: [APD] diy substrate fertilizers?
Whle SeaCehm tabs do add certain things to the substrate,
they do not take the place of a macro nutrient fertilizer
or basic trace mix.
If all you needs are trace elements (micro nutrients) then
try Tropica Master Grow or SeaChem Flourish.
If you want to add phosphates or nitrates or postassium,
consider cry chemicals that you can get from online
hydroponic stores such as litemanu. You can find stuf in
the archives that will help.
If you want to put the ferts in the substrate, you can mix
the poweders in clay -- it's easy. Traces can go right
into the water column.
--- "Byron J. Yu" <sixty9 at gmail_com> wrote:
> just wondering what u guys think of diy substrate
> Currently i use seachem tabs, but they are a bit
> expensive. Is mixing
> clay and pmdd to make fertilizer tabs just as good? I
> think i've read
> that seachem tabs are good at not leaking into the
> water.. how about
> this diy method?
> Any suggestions or advice is appreciated
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