Anyone have a Nano Ferts Dosiing Calculator/Routine they want to share? - The Planted Tank Forum
Old 02-05-2012, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone have a Nano Ferts Dosiing Calculator/Routine they want to share?

Anyone want to share their dosing routine for their nano tanks?

I'm particularly interested in 10 gallons or under since I have 8, 4 and 2 gallon nanos. I'm using almost all of Seachem's line of Flourish, Excel, Potassium, Nitrogen, Iron, and thinking of getting phosorous. The "by the capful" business is confusing me. I was never really good with numbers/conversions.

I use one of those plastic syringes right now and doing drops, but not sure if I am under or over dosing. Lol, can someone recommend/convert these dosages to # of drops?

Moderately planted with ada amazonia and weekly water changes.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:16 AM
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Pretty sure a typical capful is around 5 mL or so. Size of caps can be different however. Have you consider taking a capful of any of those solutions and then use your syringe to see how much is in it?

From there it should be pretty simple math. Or if you don't want to do the math just empty the syringe afterwards and count the drops.

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Old 02-05-2012, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. That's a good tip.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:12 AM
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I do the basic math, then throw it into Wolfram Alpha to calculate the units. In this case, the unit is drops.

i.e. Take a weekly 5ml dose for a 10 gal tank, and convert it into daily dosing for a 3 gal tank = 5 ml *3/10 in drops /7 and it'll tell me it's 4 drops per day. Handy thing!
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:43 PM
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just use the seachem calc they have on their product site. that hasnt failed me back when my 40 was planted. plants grew very well and there was no algae. their dosages are spot on from the results i saw.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I'll check all those out. I also found this one...

http://calc.petalphile.com/

It says my target for NK is 7.5ppm and P is 1.3ppm. Does that sound about right?
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