I was looking at the sticky of the dosing and I am really confused and hope someone can help me out. I have a 55 gallon tank and my target level is 5ppm and according to the dosing sticky, I should dose 1/2tsp. According to Chuck's Calc. if I dose that, I will be adding 9ppm to my tank on 1 dose!! Also, is this a 1/2tsp 3 times a week for a total of 1 1/2tsp/wk or 1/2tsp spread out over a week?
I have also read that you shouldn't raise the nitrate level to fast or you will kill the fish. Am I just looking at this dosing wrong because I am now really confused.
Left C post what you need to dose, same as the sticky.
You will not kill the fish and yes that is 1/2tsp three times a
week for a total of 1-1/2 tsp KN03 weekly.
Don't over complicate it, it is really very simple.
How much light do you have?
Do you have a good filter with media and good flow?
Do you have C02..etc
Chuck's site needs some updates, that is old.
Not sure where Calcutta is but Fredericktown is located about in the center of the state.
Thanks for the reply. The only thing that concerned me was on Chuck's website he has an article about adding nitrate to a planted tank and he suggested not to increase the levels to fast as this will kill the fish. I have already in the last 2 months lost all my cardinals and rummies due to a bacteria outbreak and don't want to lose my new fish. I am so hesitant to add this much to my tank in one dosing. I ran a test of my nitrates and found them to be 5ppm. Is the target level for a 55 gal 5ppm or is it suppose to be greater?
Chuck's site is old, ignore that, trust us and us only
5ppm isn't squat in a highlight tank
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