Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hot Springs Ar. 71901
I got this from a source which I have no idea if it is credible or not.
But they say that 1 teaspoon = .48 grams
With this small of a starting point, it should be noted that the farther away you get, meaning the larger the quantity
the more chance for error IF rounding off the numbers.
It would therefor be safe for me, since the calculator says .843 grams is the suggested dose, If I were to use
1.5 teaspoons or 3 x 1/2 teaspoons(level) as it is close enough.
But if you have a 90g tank and therefor a much larger dose, you might get out a calculator.
But even so, as my tank hasn't had decent ferts, and I am paranoid due to a BGA thing a while back from organics,
I Further cut the total to be on the safe side for the first few weeks. Thus this is my fert list/doses for my ten G tank per week.
KH2PO4...1/64th teaspoon per week
K2SO4...1/4 teaspoon per week these are the Macros...
Flourish Comprehensive is the Micros x 2ml per week
This was/is only a "safe" starting point.
The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...