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Getting ready to buy Dry ferts but need to know what is what.

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Guys, I currently use seachem fertilizers for my plants but thanks to a friend, now I know that Greg Watson is much, much cheaper.

So I'm getting ready to make an order and I need to know what is what and what I should be buying:

Iron Chelate-Is this Iron?
PMDD Pre Mix-Is this Flourish Comprehensive?
CSM+B Plantex-No idea what this is, anyone?
Mono Potasium Phosphate=This has to be phosphate right?
Barr GH Booster=What?
Calcium Sulfate= :confused:
Calcium Chloride= :confused:
Potasium Sulfate=Is this potasium
Potasium Nitrate=Is this Nitrogen
Calcium Nitrate= :confused:
Calcium Calbonate=Is this Carbon, Excel?
Magnesium Sulfate=:confused:

If anyone can answer feel free please.

I also saw that they don't have instruction on how to mix the ferts with water. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hater, why Greg does not have directions for what is what and how to use it is beyond me.
Maybe he has some reason that is being kept a secret.
There is no secret ... we all have access to great forums here that walk everyone step by step through *their* favorite dosing strategy ...

There are lots of right ways to do things ...

To partially answer your question, the riddle of this hobby is why there is so often NOT a straight answer.

Maybe Greg's reason is because people seem so have SO MANY DIFFERENT ways to fert their tanks?
And there are so many different tank setups ... each which require their own different approaches or strategies ... some people have high light, some have low light, some have CO2, some have DIY CO2, some have high plant mass, some have low plant mass, some have high fish populations, some have low fish populations ... the variables are significant ...

My favorite example ... is when I had Discus in my 180 gallon tank ... I never dosed Potassium Nitrate for over two years ... I did 20% daily water changes, had 2.5 watts per gallon, pressurized CO2 on automated controllers, densly planted tank ... why? I feed my dinner plate sized Discus an aggressive diet of raw beef heart ... my plants got all of the nitrate that they needed from the fish food and fish waste ...

And just to let you know you may get very different answers to the same questions in different forums.
Find what works for you.
Bingo ... That is the best answer! My advice is always the same ... read about the different dosing strategies ... choose one that makes sense to you and matches your lifestyle ... then follow it consistently .....

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