Hello, after reading a lot about fertilizers, and the different chemicals that you can use, i came up with a few different mixes (shopping lists lol)
This will be going into 2 55 gallon fish tanks, 1 20 gallon fish tank, and a 10 gallon fish tank. (me and my friend are going to be splitting the mix in half) none of the tanks have pressurized CO2, and range from low to medium/high light.
Really, i just need a general fertilizer, and i thought mixing my own would be cheaper, and slightly more fun
so, here are some of the different mixes. they are all in parts...so like 4 parts KNO3 to 1 part KH2PO4...etc. to make it easy to scale to the different tanks. CSM+B is dosed separately to prevent the iron from reacting with something, right? the salts would be mixed with H2O, and dosed that way, so we only need to use a scale one time (mixing)
so, here are my mixes...some are obviously missing stuff, but it's early, and i am going to copy these right from the dozens of stickies plastered on my desktop.
there are a few more, but please tell me what ones will work, or what i need to add/modify in them to make them work better. also, dosing amounts would be good too
there is just so much information, and variables that i don't know how to adjust for properly.
CSM+B would be dosed on alternating days from the other mix...and a big water change will be done Sunday.
or, doses will be given on monday (mix 1) tuesday (CSM+B) thursday (mix 1) and friday (CSM+B) and water changes will be done on Sunday, or every two weeks (unless this is bad, in which case i won't be lazy)
Thank you so much for reading this (long) post and helping me out, if there is anything i can do to return the favor please let me know
P.S. i don't have anything against KNO3, it's just that before about an hour ago, i didn't know anywhere to get it from (in canada). i have found a spot that sells it for about $3 a pound, so if it would be better to use, please put that in, instead