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Dosing a Weekend Free Tank (at work)

I've got questions about dosing a tank i have at my office. I am NEVER planning on being in the office on saturday and sunday. How should I go about dosing the tank?

I'm using Seachem Liquid ferts (I'm set on that for now as its less of a pain and the tank is only 5g anyways so on 250mL bottle lasts forever) and I found a "Suggested Dosing for a Planted Tank" chart from Seachem. It's in Excel and you input number of gallons and it tell you how much of what and when you should dose.

Since I won't be there on Saturday and Sunday, should I just turn off the lights since I won't be able to dose anything?

And then swap the dosing that would have happened on Saturday and Sunday to earlier in the week as long as it's not an everyday thing like Excel or Iron?

Are there any ferts that shouldn't be dosed on the same days for any reason?
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Look on here. The only thing I do on the weekend is a water change on Sunday.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fe...-regimes_.html

The other question; This is a quote from Rex Grigg's dosing sheet.

"If you dose KH2PO4 at the same time as Plantex CSM+B or Iron you may get the formation of iron phosphate which is almost impossible to dissolve in water"

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Just leave the lights off on Friday night and do your water change on Wednesday you don't have to literally follow a fert regiment like EI on the exact day I do my water changes on Monday night since that is the day I have the most free time.

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Look on here. The only thing I do on the weekend is a water change on Sunday.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fe...-regimes_.html

The other question; This is a quote from Rex Grigg's dosing sheet.

"If you dose KH2PO4 at the same time as Plantex CSM+B or Iron you may get the formation of iron phosphate which is almost impossible to dissolve in water"
thanks, i'll check that out. and like i said, i don't wanna go into the office on saturday OR sunday so WC on sunday isn't an option, hence why i do it on Friday.

whats in CSM+B ?

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Just leave the lights off on Friday night and do your water change on Wednesday you don't have to literally follow a fert regiment like EI on the exact day I do my water changes on Monday night since that is the day I have the most free time.

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why do the WC on Wed instead of friday?
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whats in CSM+B ?

That's your micros

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That's your micros
N P and K?
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No, those are your macros.

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No, those are your macros.
so micros = Seachem Trace?

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"If you dose KH2PO4 at the same time as Plantex CSM+B or Iron you may get the formation of iron phosphate which is almost impossible to dissolve in water"
which means don't dose Phosphorus or trace at the same time as Iron?
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