The last 2 months I am running a 30 g aquarium consisted of HC and some pervula mini, I use only RODI water and I have tropica aquasoil as substrate. I provide CO2 gas and strong lights using led lamps. Up to now, I used commercial salts for raising KH,GH parameters and tropica specialized for the nutrition of the plants.
Recently, I started reading about different fertilization dosing strategies and I am in the process of creating my own lean "All in one" dosing routine in order to control the necessary parameters without standard weekly water changes. (I know I am asking a lot)
After some research on forums and some tests on online calculators, I end up to those compounds below:
(All the doses are calculated for ~ 30 gals)
KHCO3: 7 grams (yields) => 28 ppm Κ + 2 dKH
MgSO4: 5 grams => 5 ppm Mg + 7 ppm S + 1.2 GH
CaSO4: 10 grams => 10 ppm Ca + 8 S + 1.5 GH
CaCl2: 5 g => 5 ppm Ca + 9 ppm CI + 0.8 GH
So, we have:
- 2 KH
- 3.5 GH
- 28 ppm K
- 15 ppm Ca
- 5 ppm Mg
- 9 ppm Cl
My plan for the NO3 and PO4 is to provide it from the bioload and then for the micronutrients use a commercial Trace Element mix (dry powder)
With the above, THEORETICALLY
I can get all the necessary Macro and Micro nutrients that I need so I would like to ask you since you are much more experienced than me.
With the right water monitoring ( continues water testing) and plant/fish observation is this plan possible?
Thanks a million!