Enhance Your Aquaponic System with DTPA Iron Chelate

Boost the health and growth of your plants in aquaponic systems with high-quality DTPA Iron Chelate, suitable for various system sizes as it comes in 200g, 5kg, and 25kg packages. Maintain the necessary iron levels in your system and see your plants flourish with the recommended product.

Features and Benefits

  • Designed for Aquaponics: Specifically designed to improve iron levels in aquaponic systems for optimal plant growth and health.
  • Versatile Use: Available in 200g, 5kg, and 25kg packages, catering to a wide variety of system sizes and needs.
  • Easy to Measure: Utilise the included 10g scoop to accurately measure the required amount of DTPA Iron Chelate for your system.
  • Resealable Packaging: Comes in resealable packages, ensuring the product's longevity and freshness by keeping moisture out.
  • High Iron Content: Contains 11% of DTPA Iron Chelate, allowing for effective iron supplementation.

How to Use

  1. Determine the type and quantity of plants in your aquaponic system.
  2. Analyse the iron content of your water source and fish food.
  3. Use one scoop (10g) of DTPA Iron Chelate per 1000L of water to raise the iron chelate level by 0.5ppm.
  4. Adjust the amount of DTPA Iron Chelate according to your system's needs while maintaining an iron chelate content of 0.5 to 1.0ppm for aquaponics, or above 2.0ppm for hydroponics.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

DTPA Iron Chelate is perfect for aquaponic gardeners and farmers who have a deficiency of iron in their systems or wish to enhance the growth and health of their plants. The product is also suited for hydroponic systems if the iron chelate content is maintained above 2.0ppm.

Notes from Aqua Gardening

  • Do not forget to store the product in a cool, dry place and seal the bag after use to maintain freshness and longevity.
  • Iron requirements may vary based on the specific plants, water source, and fish food in your system.
  • Consult with an aquaponics expert if you are unsure about the appropriate iron levels for your specific system and plant needs.

How to Measure Iron Chelate?

To measure the iron chelate in your system, an iron test kit is very useful. Use the first test for "available iron" to see how much iron is readily available for the plants in your system. The second test for "iron chelate" checks how much chelated iron is left in the system ready to be broken down into available iron. The second test is a measure of how much iron chelate is "banked" for future use. Some types of fish will be affected by iron chelate levels in excess of 1.0ppm. For more information about DTPA Iron Chelate and other types of iron in Aquaponics, check out our article on chelated iron.


What is the recommended Iron Chelate content for aquaponics and hydroponics systems?

For aquaponics, the recommended Iron Chelate content is between 0.5 and 1.0 ppm. However, in hydroponics, it is common to use an Iron Chelate content of above 2.0 ppm.

How do I determine the amount of DTPA Iron Chelate my system needs?

The amount of Iron Chelate required depends on the type and quantity of plants, the iron in your water source, and the iron content in your fish food. Typically, an Aquaponic system with a single grow bed and 600-700L of water will require 2 scoops per month. A system with 3 square meters of grow space and 1,400L of water will need 3 to 4 scoops of DTPA Iron Chelate per month.

Can I use DTPA Iron Chelate for both aquaponics and hydroponics systems?

Yes, DTPA Iron Chelate is suitable for both aquaponics and hydroponics systems.

How do I properly store the DTPA Iron Chelate?

To ensure the longevity of the product, it is important to reseal the bag after use, and keep moisture out by storing the bag in a dry place.

Can I use DTPA Iron Chelate to correct existing iron deficiencies in my system?

Yes, DTPA Iron Chelate is an effective solution to correct iron deficiencies in both aquaponics and hydroponics systems.

What is the proper dosage of DTPA Iron Chelate for my system?

Use 1 scoop (10g) of DTPA Iron Chelate per 1000L of water to raise the Iron Chelate content by 0.5 ppm. Remember to adjust the dosage as needed depending on the factors mentioned earlier.

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