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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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Does this dose chain work out? Seachem 60 gallon

Okay, I have the bottles Flourish Excel, regular, potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus. indeed I would like to know If I should dose like this.

Day 1
Flourish 5ml
Flourish excel 6ml
Flourish potassium 10ml
Flourish phosphate 6ml
Flourish Iron 6ml

Day 2
Flourish Excel 10ml

Day 3
Flourish excel 6ml
Flourish potassium 10ml
Flourish phosphate 6ml
Flourish Iron 6ml

Day 4
Flourish Excel 10ml

Day 5
Flourish excel 6ml
Flourish potassium 10ml
Flourish phosphate 6ml
Flourish Iron 6ml

Day6

So on....

And continued to 2 weeks of dose? 50% water change and start over? Fertfriend really helped out. I'm gonna start dosing right now. Was too afraid of algae outbreak or something. Might need to buy Iron.


BOUGHT IRON!! I'll be dosing it tuesday with the others.


Overall is this good?
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well... for start you forgot to include your nitrogen dosing :p. Secondly... you should look into finding a place to buy yourself dry ferts and save yourself hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. Here is why: Seachem products are pretty watered down, and the dosing they recommend is pretty low.

If you are sitting at the level of about 3WPG with CO2 then you will need to dose much more than this- especially if you have fast growing plants.

I use this site to get the desired level of ferts in my tank when using Seachem products: FertFriend. I have been using daily dosage for the following ppm (the result from the website) to be about 3.5ppm N, 0.25ppm P, 0.7ppm K, .15 Iron, mixed with 5ppm Flourish every other day. I have been getting amazing results with this mixed with 3WPG and CO2 supplementation.

A few hints for this calculator: a) I have no idea how accurate it is. b) Notice that the volume it wants is in litres, not gallons. c) don't use the size of you tank, but about how much water is actually in there. Remember that wood plants and gravel all take up space. For my 20G I guess that I have about 17 gallons of water in there and the rest of the space is taken up. It is a rough estimate, but it is better to be on the small side then to dose too much.
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I have approximately 2.5 wpg.
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i have a Microsoft Excel based Seachem fert calculator. PM me your email address and I will sent it to you.

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