What micros with EI?

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  1. Maurice
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    Hi all,

    Just curious, seems there are abit of people doing the EI route.

    what do you use for traces?

    And what ppm (iron) do you aim for p/week?
     
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    1ppm isnt it?

    I use CSM+B or iron or tropica green bottle or trelmix..so whatever i find..

    trelmix i find makes your plants browner than red though..

    i am trying to stick to CSM+B now though..
     
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    i also use whatever, tropica, trelmix, seachem, CSM+B..

    best results i have had are from profito..
     
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    Thanks Richard and Raymond,

    I have used Trelmix for years, but as Richard said, it makes the plants a brownish colour, so from today switching over to Seachem flourish.
    Will see how it goes

    I aim for around 0.2ppm F p/week
     
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    I'm quite sure that trelmix also leaves some residue in the canister filter and pipes.
     
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    +1 Gerhard, I have also noticed this
     
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    what is CSM+B? :scratch: is that also for EI?
     
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    Its Plantex CSM + Boron.
    a All in one micro fert some order from the states
     
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    its quite a big bag and you can use it for a long long time..
     
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    :icon_thumright:

    is it available in SA?

    and is it better than Trelmix?
     
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    It is better than Trelmix yes but you will have to order from the states, unless somebody here has extra to sell you some
     
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    Actually, Tropica Premium is an extremely good trace. I was using it for years, instead of Trelmix and had excellent results. I'd use that for trace, and not Specialized.
     
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    I wanted to use Tropica Premium yes, but its not going to be imported anymore?
     
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    Just to get my facts straight: :icon_study:

    Tropica green : NPK
    Tropica brown : Traces

    Am I on the right track here ?
     
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    Tropica Green = Tropica Specialized = NPK AND TRACES.
    Tropica Brown = Tropica Premium = K and Traces.

    I have plenty of Tropica Premium left. I even have a few 5L bottles of it.
     
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    sounds so tempting..

    may i ask, on average how long will say 500ml last?
     
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    But one should be dosing NPK and traces separate. :scratch:
     
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    Tropica comes in 300ml bottles. And on a 100L tank it should last 6 months?
     
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    Why?
     
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    thats what I have read
     

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