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DIY AIO Fert mix

I'm looking for a AIO mix for a small low tech tank. I'd like to make it as easy as possible. the tank is a 7.5G. Ideally the mix would end up being 1ml per galon or 5ml for the whole mix. I was hoping to not have to do 50% water changes weekly so EI is out unless it must be that way.

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Also this is for a shrimp tank so keeping copper low would be awesome. I have all the ferts for PPS Pro.


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Are you planning any water changes?

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yes, hopefully biweekly or monthly

Bump: yes, hopefully biweekly or monthly


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How much water?

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Whenever you change biweekly or monthly the 50% water add 15 drops of Solution #1 macros. For micros Solution #2 add 1 drop once a week. This will limit nutrients to 14 ppm NO3, 1.4 ppm PO4, 18 ppm K, 1.4 ppm Mg, and negligible trace elements. And premix only small amount, 50 ml macros will last 2 years.

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Whenever you change biweekly or monthly the 50% water add 15 drops of Solution #1 macros. For micros Solution #2 add 1 drop once a week. This will limit nutrients to 14 ppm NO3, 1.4 ppm PO4, 18 ppm K, 1.4 ppm Mg, and negligible trace elements. And premix only small amount, 50 ml macros will last 2 years.
by drops are you going by ML? I think that would end up being too much no? 15ml of macros is ~enough for 150gallons right?


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The needed 15 drops is 0.75 ml.

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The needed 15 drops is 0.75 ml.
Ahhh, that makes more sense. So its about 20 drops to a ML. I have multiple tanks running pps pro so i can just steal from those instead of making up even more unless you think there is a reliable dropper bottle that i can mix them in to make it easy.

Thanks for all the help! So the doses are .75ml macros on water changes and .05ml weekly of micros?


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So the doses are 0.75ml macros on water changes and 0.05ml weekly of micros?
Yes, or the doses are 15 drops macros on water changes and 1 drop weekly of micros. And you can pour the existing solutions into used up test kit drop containers. It makes drop dosing easier.
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