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Super quick dry fert question, help please!

Ok, so I am planning this out...

20~40gal
50% H20 change-weekly
1/4 Tsp-KN03 3x a week
1/16 Tsp-KH2P04 3x aweek
1/2 Tsp-GH booster once a week
5ml or 1/16Tsp-Trace 3x a week
Optional
1-2ml-Fe/Iron 3x a week

Using this as an example...

Can I mix everything into one bottle? Or add NPK into one bottle then separate CSM+B, from what i have read it reacts with phosphates..

How would I go about doing this? Is their a minimum amount of water needed? Say I used a old excel bottle, could I mix a a months dosage worth in 250ml and dose 20ml each dosing?

Would this hold true if I were to mix a mixture for my 56g tank? Could I use the same concept with a 250ml bottle it would just be much more concentrated.


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NPK should be separate from trace.
I get one of those dosing bottles and measure out 2 weeks worth of dosing 3xweek. So add 14 x 1/2 tsp. KNO3, 14 x 1/16 KH2PO4, and 1/2 tsp GH all into the dosing bottle or whatever you use and fill with water. With the dosing bottle it makes it easy because 1 oz full of the little chamber is one full dose for your tank that day and there are larger ones too for what you might need.
Edit: Actually I have a 16 oz bottle so it lasts 16 days and 1 oz is one dose for my tank to clear that up.
#2 Didn't read your whole post, got to replying first but yes same thing you could do a months supply, maybe shake it up before each use too as a precaution.
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