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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-05-2008, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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How much ferts for 3g?

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SO, I read the sticky and divided all the doses for the 20g by 3, but these amounts seem so incredibly small that I don't think I can dose it. For example, I would have to dose 1/48 tsp KH2PO4 3x a week. Should I just dose once a week then, in a higher amount?

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you could dissolve your powder into a solution with distilled water and dilute accordingly to achieve a convenient amount for dosing
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it is best, IMO, to go with seachem fert line. Save yourself from all trouble.


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Hm.. Is it possible to dilute Seachem Flourish? It says 60g/5ml.. so that would mean 12/1ml, and I have a 3g. I'm afraid i'll accidently overdose or something :/
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Once you get below 1 ml or so I find that it's best to start counting drops instead of trying to get a quarter ml in to a syringe or pipette. Most droppers create drops that are roughly 1/20th of a ml (you can test this by counting out 100 drops and seeing if it equals roughly 5ml) Therefore for Flourish in a 3g you would want to dose 5 drops at a time.
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