check my thinking please
I thought I had how many ml to add to my tanks figured out, but after dosing this morning, I don't think I had it right at all. I think I over dosed. So I'll be doing a large water change, because I don't know if three times to much is going to be harmful.
I am new (obviously!) and recently purchased Flourish, Trace and Excel. I went to a large, well respected aquarium store, and that is what they said I would need.
I do not do CO2 in either tank.
I have a 5 gal. Fluval Spec V with the factory LED lighting, with some plants and a betta. That tank has been up and going since beginning of October. It now has java fern, anubias, wisteria and a few small pieces of crypt.
I also have a 15 gal. that finished cycle about 10 days ago, and now has 6 cherry barbs and 6 pygmy cory. It has a 24" T5 HO dual lamp light fixture -came with a 6,000 K and I replaced the other bulb with a 10,000k full spectrum. It is probably 50-60% planted. Some java fern, anubias, couple different crypts, wisteria, pennywort, bacopa, egeria and a few other things.
The bottle directions say
Flourish 5 ml to 60 gal once or twice a week
Trace 5 ml to 20 gal twice a week
Excel 5 ml to 50 gal every other day, or 5 ml to 10 gal after more than 40% water change.
So -- **IF** I figured this right
5 gal PER TANK... Flourish .4 ml, Trace 1.25 ml, Excel .5 ml
15 gal PER TANK... Flourish 1.25 ml, Trace 3.75 ml, Excel 1.5 ml
It has been a long time since I worked with ratios!
Does this sound correct? Is there any other chemical or fertilizer I should be using?
Thanks so much! This is all pretty confusing when starting out!