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Old 03-17-2013, 01:27 AM   #1
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How much do I dose?


So I recently got
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Now I'm wandering how much of each do I dose?

Size: 10g
My lighting: 2 x 13watt 6500k CFL's
Current ferts: 1ml of Flourish Excel and 0.3ml of Flourish Comprehensive daily
Substrate: FloraMax

Plants: Apontogeans, Chain-Sword, ludwigia, hygro, and possibly other's.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:36 AM   #2
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Hello,

The following post is a handy reference to dosing:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=21944
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:08 AM   #3
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I really didn't understand that.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:12 AM   #4
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I'd add this 2x a week and then change 5 gallon of water weekly:

KNO3: 1/8th teaspoon
KH2PO4: a smidge, about the size of a BB shot from a BB gun or a dry rice grain.
GH booster: about 1/8-1/4 teaspoon
Traces(CMS+B), I'd add 4 teaspoons to 500mls or hot tap water, and then dose about 5 mls 2-3x a week.

That's it.

the rest is CO2/lighting adjustments.
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So just to make sure I understand

Sunday: KNO3: 1/8th teaspoon + KH2PO4: a smidge, about the size of a BB + Traces(CMS+B) 1.5ml
Monday: Traces(CMS+B) 1.5ml
Tuesday: Traces(CMS+B) 1.5ml
Wednesday:KNO3: 1/8th teaspoon + KH2PO4: a smidge, about the size of a BB +Traces(CMS+B) 1.5ml
Thursday: Traces(CMS+B) 1.5ml
Friday: Traces(CMS+B) 1.5ml
Saturday: PWC + Traces(CMS+B) 1.5ml

The KNO3 and KH2PO4 are added straight to the tank and the CSM+B is added to a 500ml bottle of water then dosed?

Ps. I don't have the GH booster. My water is very hard as is.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:34 PM   #6
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What do you mean by "I'd add 4 teaspoons to 500mls or hot tap water, and then dose about 5 mls 2-3x a week."
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What do you mean by "I'd add 4 teaspoons to 500mls or hot tap water, and then dose about 5 mls 2-3x a week."
I suspect he means 500ml of hot tap water...
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So just to make sure I understand

Sunday: KNO3: 1/8th teaspoon + KH2PO4: a smidge, about the size of a BB + Traces(CMS+B) 1.5ml
Monday: Traces(CMS+B) 1.5ml
Tuesday: Traces(CMS+B) 1.5ml
Wednesday:KNO3: 1/8th teaspoon + KH2PO4: a smidge, about the size of a BB +Traces(CMS+B) 1.5ml
Thursday: Traces(CMS+B) 1.5ml
Friday: Traces(CMS+B) 1.5ml
Saturday: PWC + Traces(CMS+B) 1.5ml

The KNO3 and KH2PO4 are added straight to the tank and the CSM+B is added to a 500ml bottle of water then dosed?

Ps. I don't have the GH booster. My water is very hard as is.
So this should be the right schedule, correct?
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Yes, that looks good to me, based on Toms recommendations, and for the nutrients you are dosing.

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Should I refrigerate the CSM+B mix with 500ml of hot tap water or is fine to leave it in room temperature?
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Should I refrigerate the CSM+B mix with 500ml of hot tap water or is fine to leave it in room temperature?
It is best to refrigerate it; if you leave it at room temperature, some mold may start to grow.
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I've been dosing the method above for a week and I haven't seen much growth so I'm going to start dosing daily and see what I get.

I worked it out to this problem, SOMEONE PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK ME.

I've been dosing 2/8 tsp of KNO3 in total each week. So if I put 2/8 tsp of KNO3 into 7ml and dosed 1ml each day that would be the right dosing, correct?

Now I have a 250ml bottle and I want to make a mixture of 250ml.

So it would be:
(2/8)/7 = X/250
250/7 = 35.71
2/8 = 1/4 = 0.25
35.71 * 0.25 = 8.92
8.92 rounded is 9
so (2/8)/7 = 0.25/7
0.25/7 = 9/250

So I put 9tsp of KNO3 into 250ml and dose 1ml daily, right?

Now we do the same thing but for KH2PO4. I've been dosing 2/32tsp each week.
(2/32)/7 = X/250
250/7 = 35.71
2/32 = 1/16 = 0.06
35.71 * 0.06 = 2.14
2.14 rounded is 2
so (1/16)/7 = 0.06/7
0.06/7 = 2/250

So I put 2tsp of KH2PO4 into 250ml and dose 1ml daily, right?

The water in the 250ml bottles is RO water and I'm keeping the mixtures refrigerated.
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Hello,

The following post is a handy reference to dosing:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=21944
It's useless when they don't answer your questions tho.
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Any difference in your tank?




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I've been dosing the method above for a week and I haven't seen much growth so I'm going to start dosing daily and see what I get.

I worked it out to this problem, SOMEONE PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK ME.

I've been dosing 2/8 tsp of KNO3 in total each week. So if I put 2/8 tsp of KNO3 into 7ml and dosed 1ml each day that would be the right dosing, correct?

Now I have a 250ml bottle and I want to make a mixture of 250ml.

So it would be:
(2/8)/7 = X/250
250/7 = 35.71
2/8 = 1/4 = 0.25
35.71 * 0.25 = 8.92
8.92 rounded is 9
so (2/8)/7 = 0.25/7
0.25/7 = 9/250

So I put 9tsp of KNO3 into 250ml and dose 1ml daily, right?

Now we do the same thing but for KH2PO4. I've been dosing 2/32tsp each week.
(2/32)/7 = X/250
250/7 = 35.71
2/32 = 1/16 = 0.06
35.71 * 0.06 = 2.14
2.14 rounded is 2
so (1/16)/7 = 0.06/7
0.06/7 = 2/250

So I put 2tsp of KH2PO4 into 250ml and dose 1ml daily, right?

The water in the 250ml bottles is RO water and I'm keeping the mixtures refrigerated.
Thanks in advanced!
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The formula's are correct, No difference.
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