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Re: [APD] Re: Barr method and Iron
Flourish has 0.32% iron.
Tropica Master Grow has iron (chelated) too, a mere 0.07%.
Use the Iron supplements if you still don't have enough
iron when using those trace mixes. Flourish Iron is 1%
--- Bill Wichers <billw at waveform_net> wrote:
> >I have a question about the Barr method concerning Fe
> and traces.
> >Do I understand this right and all of the tanks Fe
> comes from Flourish and
> >separate Fe doesnât need to be added?
> Flourish itself doesn't contain iron, you need the
> separate "Flourish Iron"
> for that. If you're thinking of Flourite (the substrate
> material), it does
> contain iron, but you still need to dose the water column
> with Flourish
> Iron in most cases. Flourite is great for rooted plants,
> but the floating
> plants (and rooted plants to a lesser extent) need the
> iron in the water
> column too.
> >Also what about something like Seachem Trace should it
> be added or is using
> >Flourish enough?
> Depends what you already have in your water. I have
> pretty good results
> with Flourish and Flourish Iron, along with some "raw"
> supplements of KNO3
> mostly. I use some K2SO4 as well, and some potassium
> phosphate for the
> phosphate part, but only a tiny bit.
> >One more thing I didnât understand - the following is
> from a recent post and
> >I was hoping you could expand on it a little.
> > >>>You can have a fairly substantial amount of
> livestock in a well run
> > tank.
> >NH4 is more useful for a single celled spore, perhaps as
> an activator for
> >Thanks,Bill VanHorn
> Sounds like that discussion concerned plants starting
> from seed or possibly
> cultures. I wasn't following that post to know for sure.
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