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swishtony
06/30/2016, 02:56 PM
Hi, I'm new to AF and struggling from the documentation to understand the difference between using

Component 1+2+3+

Versus

Ca, Mg, kh, salt plus Component Strong

I can't see how these differ other than the fact you have to mix the latter yourself and using the Component method it is all pre mixed? Seems the end result of what you dose will contain exactly the same stuff. Or am I missing something?

Thanks!

Potatohead
06/30/2016, 03:08 PM
The pre-mixed stuff is much more expensive, that's the main difference

swishtony
06/30/2016, 03:44 PM
So I'm correct that exactly same stuff in the same concentrations will be dosed and that Component Strong gets added to your mixes, it isn't dosed separately is it?

plyle02
06/30/2016, 04:15 PM
No,
You will end up with the same effect as using pre-mixed formula, you just mix yourself:) You will have 3 separate containers and dose equal amounts of each, again the only difference is mixing yourself with your own RODI water. Cheers

Potatohead
06/30/2016, 04:25 PM
So I'm correct that exactly same stuff in the same concentrations will be dosed and that Component Strong gets added to your mixes, it isn't dosed separately is it?

Nope, you can mix it with one of the other three before dosing.

swishtony
06/30/2016, 04:28 PM
So is the only reason for the Components + purely convenience?

Aquaforest
07/01/2016, 02:09 AM
Yes,
2 and 4 have the same chemical composition:

http://aquaforest.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Balling_Method2ml.jpg

Aquaforest

swishtony
07/01/2016, 02:36 AM
Thanks for all the replies.

Under what circumstances would you use method 3?

plyle02
07/01/2016, 07:26 AM
The 3rd method you would dose all the trace individually, this method gives the user more control over trace :)

swishtony
07/01/2016, 11:23 AM
The 3rd method you would dose all the trace individually, this method gives the user more control over trace :)

Yeah ok that's what I figured, just making sure I'd read it right! many thanks

plyle02
07/01/2016, 05:03 PM
No problem, look forward to seeing your success :)