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Old 06-07-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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Dosing suggestions


Hi all,

I'm setting up a 5G tank with 28W of CFL 5000K. Flourite black sand as a substrate and Seachem Excel for Carbon. I'm needing a suggestion on dosing though. Plants will be glosso and Dwarf Hairgrass.

I have recently purchased a mixture of Ferts online which contains
2% Magnesium Sulfate (MgSO4)
8% Potassium Sulfate (K2SO4)
3% Potassium Nitrate (KNO3)
4% Trace Elements
83% water

So do I need to dose anything else? There will be no stock in this tank for a while.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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You will also need to dose phoshpates. If you are looking for dry ferts, then look for kh2po4.
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