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PPS Pro dosing calculations questions

According to the beginners guide to pps pro:
https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/...e-pps-pro.html


"Macro Solution

In 1 liter bottle:
59 grams K2SO4 (Potassium Sulfate)
65 grams KNO3 (Potassium Nitrate)
6 grams KH2PO4 (Mono Potassium Phosphate)
41 grams MgSO4 (Magnesium Sulfate)
Fill with distilled water and shake well. Let sit overnight.

Micro Solution

In 1 liter bottle:
80 grams of CSM+B or equivalent trace element mix
Fill with distilled water and shake well. Let sit overnight."


I would like to use a 500ml solution and dose 5ml instead of using a 1000ml solution and dose 1ml

So if you could double check my calculations that would be great:

Macro Solution

In 500ml bottle:

59/20= 2.9 grams K2SO4 (Potassium Sulfate)
65/20= 3.25 grams KNO3 (Potassium Nitrate)
6/20= 0.3 grams KH2PO4 (Mono Potassium Phosphate)
41/20= 2.05 grams MgSO4 (Magnesium Sulfate)
Fill with distilled water and shake well. Let sit overnight.

Micro Solution

In 500ml bottle:
80/20=4 grams of CSM+B or equivalent trace element mix
Fill with distilled water and shake well. Let sit overnight.

Does this look right? I divided Volume by 2. I divided Mass by [2 (to keep same concentration as original) x 10 (so 10x more dilute)]

My goal is to use an auto doser which doses anywhere from 1-100ml but i am not super confident in it's ability to dose as small as 1ml with good precision. I know that it will dose 5ml jus fine so that is why I am trying to change the dose. I also am using DIY Voss water bottle dosing containers that can hold 500ml not 1L , so that is where that comes from.

Please let me know if I am correct in my calculations because i can't figure out how to use rotala butterfly to check my work.
Thanks!

P.S. This is for my 9.3 gal lowish-light low-isa tech. No CO2
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Mixing instructions and instructions on how to use the calculator can be found on the Advanced Planted Tank site here.


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Solution #1 Macros 500 ml
5 ml / 9.3 gal or 35 L
1 ppm NO3, 0.1 ppm PO4, 1.33 ppm K, 0.1 ppm Mg
5.13 g K2SO4
5.71 g KNO3
0.50 g KH2PO4
3.55 g MgSO4

Solution #2 Micros 500 ml
5 ml / 9.3 gal or 35 L
0.05 ppm Fe(TE)
2.50 g Plantex CSM+B

Both solutions should be dosed daily before lights on and monitoring NO3 to avoid accumulation.


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