Plantex CSM+B dosing for 5 gal High tech. - The Planted Tank Forum
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Plantex CSM+B dosing for 5 gal High tech.

I am trying to figure out the correct dose for plantex CSM+B for my 5 gallon tank. I have a high light tank (Finnex Ray 2 @ 10" bottom substrate) with C02 injection.

My Macros are:
2-3 ppm Phosphate
10 ppm nitrate
*dosed daily too to maintain this level. I check every 2 days to make sure the levels are maintained.

I am trying to dose the micros daily since I have a dosing pump and I am dosing 60 mg of plantex with added DTPA iron (.2 ppm worth). This is premixed in a liquid solution.

I used the nutrient calculator below to determine the strength of my dose.

60 mg plantex yields:

Element ppm/degree
B 0.03
Cu 0.0029
Fe 0.21 + .2 ppm (DTPA iron) = 0.4 ppm
Mg 0.04
Mn 0.06
Mo 0.0016
Zn 0.01
dGH 0.01

The question is this enough for a daily dose or is it too much? Again I am dosing daily. Why? Because I can. LOL.

50 Water changes are done every 2 weeks.

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Are you using KH2PO4 for P?
Dose the same amount (dry) of CSM+B.
Dose 25% of that of chelated Iron, unless you have a different recipe.

Do not combine the P with Fe products (Iron or CSM+B)

Dose whatever you like of CSM+B and Fe combo and test for Fe. Maintain about 1 ppm Fe.
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