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Old 01-08-2013, 09:57 AM   #6
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With that being said, all I want is healthy green plants with one type of dry ferts. Since its going to be in a shrimp tank I want to keep ferts to a minimal.
This is impossible; no single chemical contains potassium, nitrate and phosphates in one.

The minimal requirement is usually potassium nitrate and potassium phosphate.

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So is it safe to assume 0.5ppm being my goal for potassium just about do it for a 20 gallon planted shrimp tank in order to keep plants and shrimps happy at the same time?
0.5 ppm of potassium is probably insufficient; but the more important question is how are you even measuring the potassium in the first place?

You can use EI dosing and your shrimp will be fine...

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Only planning to dose once every 2 weeks.
This will probably not result in happy plants, and rather, algae.
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