A Plant Fertilizer Recipe for the Control of Algae in Planted Aquaria
There are main micronutrients. They include Boron, Calcium, Chloride, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Sulfur, Zinc. These nutrients are often found in small amounts in tap water, and in low growth conditions, it isn’t necessary to supplement them. But with improved plant growth, these nutrients will be quickly depleted from the water, and plants will suffer. For the Micronutrients, there are many commercially available fertilizers. It contains iron, manganese, magnesium, sulfur, boron, zinc, and molybdenum. Alternatively, many people make their own. This is known as PMDD (Poor mans dosing drops).
Mix with water to make a 1/2 liter solution,
- 1 tablespoon chelated trace mix – Homegrown Six-Pack #6
- 1 tablespoon MgSO4+7H2O – Homegrown Six-Pack #5
- 2 tablespoons K2SO4 – Homegrown Six-Pack # 2
- 1 tablespoon KNO3 – Homegrown Six-Pack # 3