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Fertilizing once or twice a week.

I've been reading up on the fertilizing my tanks, but the problem in that I have a 10 gallon tank at work, and I'm not at work more then 3 days a week. I'm not looking for super growth, I just want to keep my plants healthy. I was thinking of purchasing KNO3 and KH2PO4 for macros and CSM+B Plantexfor micros, and dosing it once a week for each (not at the same time). The thing is that I've read that if you don't dose regularly and don't do the weekly water changes, it's stunting the plant growth.

Basically I want to know if I got the right stuff to order, and if would me dosing irregularly do more harm then good.
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I've been reading up on the fertilizing my tanks, but the problem in that I have a 10 gallon tank at work, and I'm not at work more then 3 days a week. I'm not looking for super growth, I just want to keep my plants healthy. I was thinking of purchasing KNO3 and KH2PO4 for macros and CSM+B Plantexfor micros, and dosing it once a week for each (not at the same time). The thing is that I've read that if you don't dose regularly and don't do the weekly water changes, it's stunting the plant growth.

Basically I want to know if I got the right stuff to order, and if would me dosing irregularly do more harm then good.
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I would add root tabs in addition to the ferts you're adding to the water column. This will help supplement the days you're missing.
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Root tabs would be great, and dosing the water column is fine once a week macros, once a week micros. The third day you are at the office is water change day. Sure could work!
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I'd try 2x a week, dose it all on the same day(traces+ macros).
Use lower light, this will offer you less CO2 demand and less nutrient demand, so such dosing will be easier and more manageable.

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