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Anyone have a seachem 10 gal plant dosing regime?

have the whole line but iron and excell but doing 2 liter diy co2... and have ada aquasoil...

just wondering if anyone can give me a dosing regime or if I should just follow seachems and try to dose very small amounts using the pipette and or cap up to first thread or whatever if i can...
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have the whole line but iron and excell but doing 2 liter diy co2... and have ada aquasoil...

just wondering if anyone can give me a dosing regime or if I should just follow seachems and try to dose very small amounts using the pipette and or cap up to first thread or whatever if i can...
I use pipettes.

This link includes an Excel based Seachem dosing calculator that I wrote. It should help you. There's some other info too.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ge...-medicine.html

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Pipettes here too. 20 drops equals 1 mL. One full squeeze and draw is about 1ml. I bought mine at longs and use those tiny liquor bottles. Seals halfway decent and looks almost fancey!
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I use the dosing regime that Left C posted in his link for a 10 gal. It has been working well for me. I use 3ml syringes.
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Are the Seachem products just as good a source of nutrients as the dry ferts? I ask because based on the sticky for dosing, it seems like it'll be a pain to measure out the ferts for a 10 gallon tank as opposed to just using a premixed liquid from Seachem. Will you get just as good as results using the Seachem method as opposed to dry?
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Are the Seachem products just as good a source of nutrients as the dry ferts? I ask because based on the sticky for dosing, it seems like it'll be a pain to measure out the ferts for a 10 gallon tank as opposed to just using a premixed liquid from Seachem. Will you get just as good as results using the Seachem method as opposed to dry?
Hi oatlord

Your question is a very good one. Many people use dry ferts for EI dosing, PPS-Pro Dosing and other dosing plans because dry ferts are much cheaper to use than Seachem's, Kent's, etc. products.

Seachem's Flourish Phosphorus is a KH2PO4 solution and Flourish Potassium is a K2SO4 solution. Flourish Nitrogen is a little different because it is made from KNO3 and urea (iminium salt).

There is a conversion to make dry ferts at the same strength as Seachem's ferts. Here it is:
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Using – Mixing Dry Chemicals for Seachem’s Dosing

Seachem’s products are a little expensive, but they are very good. I know some people would like to cut the cost some and use some of the dry fertilizers that are available.

The following dosing solutions will be practically the same strength as Seachem's macronutrient products according to the online calculators. You then go by Seachem's recommended dosing amounts on the calculator.

Dosing Solutions
- Add 62.2 grams or 11⅛ tsp of KNO3 to 500 mL of distilled water for F. Nitrogen Substitute
- Add 3.5 grams or ¾ tsp of KH2PO4 to 500 mL of distilled water for F. Phosphorus Substitute
- Add 51.0 grams or 8½ tsp of K2SO4 to 500 mL of distilled water for F. Potassium Substitute*

*(This amount approaches the maximum solubility of K2SO4 of 12 grams per 100 mL of distilled water. You will probably need to shake the container each time prior to dosing.)

Online Calculators Used:
http://www.fishfriend.com/fertfriend.html
http://www.csd.net/~cgadd/aqua/art_p...osage_calc.htm
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...fertilator.php

IMO, you may omit F. Trace even though it is included in the calculator.

I do not have a substitute for Flourish, F. Excel and F. Iron at this time.


I hope this helps you. Let me know if it works well.

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I dose a 10g aquarium that has a 28w 6700K PC bulb and DIY CO2 using EI. It works fine. Here it is:
10- 20 Gallon Aquariums
+/- 1/8 tsp KNO3 (N) 3x a week
+/- 1/32 tsp KH2PO4 (P) 3x a week
+/- 1/4 tsp GH booster once a week(water change only)
+/- 1/32 tsp (2ml) Trace Elements 3x a week
50% weekly water change
Here's the thread: http://www.barrreport.com/estimative...chy-folks.html

You can dose this dry or you can make solutions.

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