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Was reading the sticky threads on recipes for fert regimes and found one that has amounts for dry dosing. Just to clarify this is where you add the dry ferts directly into the tank instead of mixing them in 500ml dosing bottle? Just want to know. Thanks.
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Yes, you can add the dry chemicals directly to the tank water. A very large number of people do just that, without consequences. It is the easiest way to dose, unless you are trying to dose such small amounts that it is difficult to measure them. Then it is easier to premix the chemicals in water.

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Was reading the sticky threads on recipes for fert regimes and found one that has amounts for dry dosing. Just to clarify this is where you add the dry ferts directly into the tank instead of mixing them in 500ml dosing bottle? Just want to know. Thanks.
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Hi! I in fact have the same question. I have a 125g planted tank, with a 55g sump. I dont want to mess with having to mix chemicals in 500ml bottles. So what I read is that I can simply dump the k²so4 in my tank and voila!?
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I usually scoop out a cup of water from the tank and mix the fertz in the cup and dump em in.
Warm tap water makes the fertz dissolve faster and I have done this also.
Have also just dumped the dry fertz in the tank and fishes try and eat them before spitting it back out.
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I also just dry dump.
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I've done dry dosing and making a liquid solution out of the dry ferts. The only reason to do the liquid solution is when you have a dosing pump and your goal is automation. I've automated my ferts and the beauty of it is consistency since once you are dialed in, then you simple watch your plants grow and tweak the dosing once the plant mass increases.


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