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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2014, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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kno3 dosag?

hey guy how many kno3 shuld i dose in my 5 gallon tank? i have mediam light co2

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KNO3 1/8 tea spoon scrape off top/w knife...flat...not round top.
KH2PO4 use 1 table spoon distilled water...mix 1/64 tea spoon...use half for 1 dose
This is for 1 time a week after Water change
For the KNO3 that is a light dose. You can add more after you see if any deficeicy happens.

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this calculator will help for future tanks

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Dry ferts ?
KNO3 1/8 tea spoon scrape off top/w knife...flat...not round top.
KH2PO4 use 1 table spoon distilled water...mix 1/64 tea spoon...use half for 1 dose
This is for 1 time a week after Water change
For the KNO3 that is a light dose. You can add more after you see if any deficeicy happens.
Yea dry mi friened thank for the detailed instuction

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this calculator will help for future tanks

http://rota.la
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before deciding on dosage i would do a nitrate test.
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this calculator will help for future tanks

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Caution should be used with any calculator. Last week, the calculator was outputting numbers twice what it should have been so if you followed the dosage, you were under-dosing by half. It has just been corrected.

For KNO3, I'd dose 1/40 tsp to start, not 1/8tsp, giving a value of 4.2ppm/5gallons.
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1/4 tsp is what the calculator gives for a once a week dose for a 10g tank when
you look under "EI Low light weekly" which does go/w a 50% water change each week.

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