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Someone know if there Is a sticky for a low tech 10 gallon tank for dosing liquid ferts? Want to dummy proof this if possible.

If not , what you do that works.

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The label 'stuck' to the bottle is the best 'sticky' for this. Each product is dosed differently. By following the directions on the bottle you are at least getting a starting place established.
Then, as you monitor your tank you can make changes to suit what you see.
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The label 'stuck' to the bottle is the best 'sticky' for this. Each product is dosed differently. By following the directions on the bottle you are at least getting a starting place established.
Then, as you monitor your tank you can make changes to suit what you see.
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Every tank is different - what's out there should be used as a guide rather than a rule. Start slow with what it says on the bottle.


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Someone know if there Is there a sticky for a low tech 10 gallon tank for dosing liquid ferts? Want to dummy proof this if possible.

If not , what you do that works.

What liquid ferts are your referring to? Are you wanting to buy dry and mix your own liquids? Or, are to talking about the Seachem line...or some other line of liquid ferts?


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There are two basic groups of fertilizers. Macros and Micros.

Macros are NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and potassium).
Micros are everything else.

For the low tech tank that is well stocked and fed you can use an acronym.
NPK
No
Problem
Keep it up.

So Nitrogen and phosphorus (or phosphates if you test) are no problem. Your stock and feeding take care of those. K (potassium) may fall short so we need to add that to "Keep it up". Two very common over the counter fertilizers contain adequate potassium and as a bonus iron. API leaf Zone and tetra florapride. Following the directions on the label as Diana suggested is about right.

Traces can be added as well. Seachem's flourish comprehensive or trace mix is a good "over the counter option. Again, follow the directions.
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What liquid ferts are your referring to? Are you wanting to buy dry and mix your own liquids? Or, are to talking about the Seachem line...or some other line of liquid ferts?
I am currently using seachem ferts. Just wanted to see if there are any time tested dosing out there for a planted 10g tank.

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There are two basic groups of fertilizers. Macros and Micros.

Macros are NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and potassium).
Micros are everything else.

For the low tech tank that is well stocked and fed you can use an acronym.
NPK
No
Problem
Keep it up.

So Nitrogen and phosphorus (or phosphates if you test) are no problem. Your stock and feeding take care of those. K (potassium) may fall short so we need to add that to "Keep it up". Two very common over the counter fertilizers contain adequate potassium and as a bonus iron. API leaf Zone and tetra florapride. Following the directions on the label as Diana suggested is about right.

Traces can be added as well. Seachem's flourish comprehensive or trace mix is a good "over the counter option. Again, follow the directions.
I don't have any fish, just RCS and Amanos. The nitrogen is not enough from the shrimps alone so I need to add N.

You said the stock and feeding will take care of the Phosphates? Pls clarify.
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