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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-26-2005, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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help with dosing dry ferts

hi i am going to place an order with and would like some help with my dosing schedule. With 50% RO water, and $50 tap water I get a GH of 6, kH of 6, pH of 7.0, and Nitrates of 0-5ppm. These are the only parameters I have tests for so is it possible to give me a dosing schedule with these on my 10gal. I'm using AH supply 2x13w kit and will be using diy c02 once I start dosing.
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1lb KNO3
1lb K2SO4
1lb Plantex CSM +B
1lb KH2PO4
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I have to tell you that without injecting CO2 or the use of some other buffer it's impossible to have water with a kH of 6 and a pH of 7.

Your pH should be ~7.8.

As for how to dose the dry stuff. Check my Guide.
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