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Dosing regime for 75g

Could someone give me a dosing regime for a 75g tank. I have tried to find one but failed. The calculators that I use seem to work but I am just to unenlighted to understand. I currently dose

1/4 teaspoon KN03
1/4 teaspoon KH2P04
and a pinch ofK2S04
every other day

And I add 10ml of micros on the off days. Do these seem like enough
I currently have 2.6 watts of light and my CO2 is in the range of 25ppm
I would like to know if this dosage seems right or not. I have had a bad strike of hair algae lately and I think it my be due to my dosing. Any help would be appreciated. thank you.
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I currently dose

1/4 teaspoon KN03
1/4 teaspoon KH2P04
and a pinch ofK2S04
every other day

And I add 10ml of micros on the off days. Do these seem like enough
I currently have 2.6 watts of light and my CO2 is in the range of 25ppm
I would like to know if this dosage seems right or not. I have had a bad strike of hair algae lately and I think it my be due to my dosing. Any help would be appreciated. thank you.
tRY THIS INSTEAD:

3/4 teaspoon KN03
3/4 teaspoon KH2P04
and a DASH ofK2S04
every other day

Get your co2 up to 30ppm (mind the fish) and up your traces to 10-15ml.
That should do it.

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3/4 teaspoon KH2P04?!! Thats alot of phosphate there! Heres what I do on my 75 gallon high light tank:
Starting on W/C day, then every other day I add:
1/2 tsp kno3
1/8 tsp kh2po4

Off days I add 15 ml tropica master grow. Has been working very well like this for a while now.

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Why such the big discrepencies in the amount of KH2P04. If i overdose will it hurt the fish or plants?
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Why such the big discrepencies in the amount of KH2P04. If i overdose will it hurt the fish or plants?
No...but that is asking for a major imbalance of your N/P ratio. Go with the lower end for now.

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I have a 75 gallon tank with 2.5 watts per gallon. 3/4 tsp of NO3 & PO4 is it ALOT! I dont think I dose that much per week, but I keep my c02 levels just above 15 ppm.. Even if you were to dose this much, you don't want to dose the same amount of PO4 and NO3. The ratio should be more like 10 to 1;

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No more light than what you have 1/8Tsp maybe a touch more KH2P04 3x weekly should be plenty.
Also maybe a tad less than 3/4Tsp KN03 3x weekly, plant mass also determin's fert amount's.
15ml Trace/mIcro's 3x a week
Get you're C02 up more.

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I have pretty moderate plant mas. I have hydro that is taking off everywhere. Everything seems to be growing but I will up the CO2 and increase the dose of KN03 and decrease the amount of KH2P04. So should this be the proper dose that I should do all the time until i see negative/positive change? And what do you mean by no more light than what you have. The light is perfect, I think. It gives me growth but not crazy where I am pruning every day. Thanks.
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I have pretty moderate plant mas. I have hydro that is taking off everywhere. Everything seems to be growing but I will up the CO2 and increase the dose of KN03 and decrease the amount of KH2P04. So should this be the proper dose that I should do all the time until i see negative/positive change? And what do you mean by no more light than what you have. The light is perfect, I think. It gives me growth but not crazy where I am pruning every day. Thanks.
No no, I didn't mean you're light was inferior...hehe 2.5/3wpg is perfect you can grow most anything with that.


You can dose it this way pretty much consistantly.
If you do have any negative result's, check the C02!!

The only time you may need to re-think the dosing, is if you change the lighting.
Keep C02 consistantly high while the light's are on!!---Then the Hygro will start to get on you're nerve's..lol

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