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Is my pps pro dosing is correct??

Iím trying to use PPS pro dosing for 75g
My solution container is 500ml. and each dose is 5ml

K2SO4 84G
KNO3 46G
KH2PO4 4G
MgSO4 28G




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You need to account for the K supplied by the KNO3 and KH2PO4 if you want to follow PPS pro exactly. That would approximately halve the required dose of K2SO4. However, that's quite a low dose of K, and extra probably wouldn't hurt. The other problem is you won't be able to dissolve 84 grams of K2SO4 in 500 mL of water (calculator says: The solubility of K2SO4 at room temperature is 120 mg/mL. You should adjust your dose.), but 42g should be fine.
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Thanks so shell I add more KNO3 or KH2PO4? to get more K... I ll go with 42g of K2SO4.
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You don't need more K unless you see deficiencies in your plants (pinholes).
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I offer you just simply go that way:
MACRO:
500 ml of water
+K2SO4 29 g.
+KNO3 33g.
+KH2PO4 3 g.
+MgSO4 20 g.
TRACE:
500 ml of water
Plantex CSM+B 40 g.

and dose 75 ml daily of each.

Bump: I see a little of miss calcualtions in lowering dosage. if you realy want only 5 ml dose, than solution for macros has to be:

K2SO4 38-39 g.
KNO3 44 g.
KH2PO4 4 g.
MgSO4 26-27 g.

TRACE:
Plantex CSM or other 53 g.
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I know this is an old post, but I saw something that caught my eye....

"I offer you just simply go that way: MACRO: 500 ml of water +K2SO4 29 g. +KNO3 33g. +KH2PO4 3 g. +MgSO4 20 g. TRACE: 500 ml of water Plantex CSM+B 40 g. and dose 75 ml daily of each."

I mix my ferts exactly that way but haven't been dosing the 75ml, I've only been dosing 20ml. I'm struggling with pinholes in my hygrophila and wanted to know if 75ml was a typo. Thanks in advance!
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I know this is an old post, but I saw something that caught my eye....

"I offer you just simply go that way: MACRO: 500 ml of water +K2SO4 29 g. +KNO3 33g. +KH2PO4 3 g. +MgSO4 20 g. TRACE: 500 ml of water Plantex CSM+B 40 g. and dose 75 ml daily of each."

I mix my ferts exactly that way but haven't been dosing the 75ml, I've only been dosing 20ml. I'm struggling with pinholes in my hygrophila and wanted to know if 75ml was a typo. Thanks in advance!
I didn't check the actual math, but volumes would depend on the size of your aquarium as well...

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I believe that when you dose PPS-Pro at those simple levels, which are given as the standard amounts for using a 500ml container by GLA, you should be dosing 1ml per 10 gallons of fluid.

So the OP would dose 7.5 ml per day not 75ml.
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Thanks for the responses. I've decided to switch to EI.
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How long should you wait after dosing the Marco to dose the TE
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How long should you wait after dosing the Marco to dose the TE
Most people alternate between macronutrients and micronutrients (i.e. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, respectively).

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Most people alternate between macronutrients and micronutrients (i.e. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, respectively).
For pps-pro the suggested dosing is micros and macros 7 days a week. its fine to dose both at the same time, just dose on different sides of the aquarium if you are worried about it.
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For pps-pro the suggested dosing is micros and macros 7 days a week. its fine to dose both at the same time, just dose on different sides of the aquarium if you are worried about it.
Aha, I noticed that msebar didn't actually specify which method of dosing was being used

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Iím trying to use PPS pro dosing for 75g
My solution container is 500ml. and each dose is 5ml

K2SO4 84G
KNO3 46G
KH2PO4 4G
MgSO4 28G




Thanks
Go to Green Leaf Aquarium .com and click on fertilizers. They show the exact mix in a 500ml bottle. And the dose is 1 ml per 10 gallons .


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Aha, I noticed that msebar didn't actually specify which method of dosing was being used
Aha, you are correct in that statement. PPS Pro thanks for catching that.
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