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Plantex CSM/CSM+B 51 30.72%
Tropica Master Grow 27 16.27%
Seachem Flourish 64 38.55%
Other 24 14.46%
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Old 03-27-2006, 02:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yes, Flourish and Flourish Trace are two different things. I haven't quite understood the requirement for Flourish Trace, especially given the extremely weak concentration of traces in it.

I use Flourish and Flourish Iron together. Flourish by itself does not provide enough iron.

I'm also in the process of testing TMG on harder water installations because I hear that the TMG chelate may work better than the Seachem gluconate in harder water.

I used CSM+B for about 9 months and then switched to the Flourish and Flourish Iron. I find the Flourish works better for me than CSM+B.
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Old 03-27-2006, 06:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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csm+b cause tis the cheapest.
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I use flourish, flourish iron and csm+b. When my csm+b is gone I probably wont order it again. I appear to get better results(color,shine)from the flourish micros. I haven't tried TMG. I do get heavy precipitation from any iron I use. 1 ml in my 55 gallon will make a white cloud, 10ml. will make the whole tank milky white for 6-8 hrs. I want to try TMG to see if there is a difference.
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Old 03-28-2006, 11:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Other, Flourish. Not Flourish Trace. Two different solutions.
Yeah I realized that after posting but it won't let me edit the questions.
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Banderbe, I fixed your poll to read "Seachem Flourish" instead of "Seachem Flourish Trace". Hope you don't mind.

I use Flourish (1ml/gal/week) & flourish iron (1/2 ml/gal/week). It seems to work better than CSM+B for me too.
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I'm using ADA STEP series on my small tanks, but still use SeaChem on the big tanks. I used TMG for years too-- and actually I used to have this crazy dosing regimen on big tanks that was SeaChem Flourish, Iron, Potassium, Excel, Nitrogen, phoshorus, TMG, Kent freshwater plant, and DuplaPlant 24 drops. I carried all that crap around with me to every tank-- and dosed them all full stength. Over time I scaled it down to where now it's pretty much just a trace, an iron, and K, and tanks do fine. (ADA equivalent is Step 2, Brighty K, and ECA, w/ occaisional Green Gain after big trimming).
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Banderbe, I fixed your poll to read "Seachem Flourish" instead of "Seachem Flourish Trace". Hope you don't mind.

I use Flourish (1ml/gal/week) & flourish iron (1/2 ml/gal/week). It seems to work better than CSM+B for me too.
No that's good thanks!!
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I'm using ADA STEP series on my small tanks, but still use SeaChem on the big tanks. I used TMG for years too-- and actually I used to have this crazy dosing regimen on big tanks that was SeaChem Flourish, Iron, Potassium, Excel, Nitrogen, phoshorus, TMG, Kent freshwater plant, and DuplaPlant 24 drops. I carried all that crap around with me to every tank-- and dosed them all full stength. Over time I scaled it down to where now it's pretty much just a trace, an iron, and K, and tanks do fine. (ADA equivalent is Step 2, Brighty K, and ECA, w/ occaisional Green Gain after big trimming).
no need for additional no3 and po4 these days?
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Flourish and Flourish Iron. I get better results with them than I do with Plantex.
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Old 04-04-2006, 10:20 AM   #20 (permalink)
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CSM+B, mainly because in starting out I could get all the ferts from one place. I'm thinking about trying Flourish though.
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