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Are you dosing Iron (Fe)?

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by John N., Feb 2, 2017.

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Are you dosing Iron (Fe)?

  1. Yes, extra iron added

    60.0%
  2. No, only iron that's in a trace mix

    40.0%
  3. Other

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  1. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    Are you dosing supplemental Iron (Fe), exclusively?

    Just curious on the responses.

    -John N.
     
  2. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    I have and I haven't. :p

    Right now, my 90 cm tank has iron root tabs and I added some Fe DTPA. The reason I add the Fe DTPA is because it is a better chelator for iron in hard water tanks. Plantex uses EDTA as a chelator which does not perform as well in hard water.
     
  3. flchamp89

    flchamp89 New Member

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    Lots of fe here

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  4. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Ι add except uk trace think its similar to tnc trace.
    Fe dtpa . but i dont like the color of the water...
    It have diference in plants colors if i dont dose .
     
  5. Zeus

    Zeus Active Aquascaper

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    Was planning to add some DTPA as soon as I flood and start EI dosing for the same reason as ShadowMac - hard water


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  6. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    John

    I was adding Seachem Fe to the low tech 375 Jebo tank as recommended dosage.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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