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dosing potassium with mineralized soil

As title says, I started to having problems with rotala macandra green (holes in leaves) and I started dosing potassium, but I would like to hear others' opinions on that topic: How often and how much do you dose potassium in tank with mineralized topsoil? BTW, mine is 75g

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Is this Low tech or high tech? Co2? Any other dosing? Mineralized is great but you might still need ferts eventually. Especially for not so heavy root feeders.
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For my high tech 75 gallon about 0.5 ppm / week was all that was needed.


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It's high tech with press. co2 and no, I'm not dosing anything. The tank is running for 8 months and I didn't have any problems except this rotala macandra green.

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Many plants prefer getting their potassium from the water column.
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