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Old 01-30-2013, 04:03 AM   #7
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Default Dosing routine for my low tech setup

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Originally Posted by johndimo View Post
How much and what were you dosing before?

Try dosing only potassium and trace. Once or twice a week. Prolly need to cut down the amount as well.

No need for the other stuff if you have good fish load. The fish will supply almost everything you need.
This is what I was dosing for the past month and some change. I have cut it back to 2 days each now.

Mon,Wed,Fri:
K2SO4 1/8 tsp
KNO3 1/2 tsp
KH2PO4 1/8 tsp

Tues,Thurs,Sat:
CSM+B 1/8 tsp

Sun:
Water Changes

As far as fish load, many of my fish are juveniles and/or small and do not create that much bio load. Also I try my hardest to not over feed. Rarely any food left over on the tanks floor.
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