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Dosing with the Pfertz line.

Anyone using this system. I've setup an ADA Mini M. I chose the liquid ferts as I found it easier to dose a tank this small with liquids. Also purchasing dry ferts is like a lifetimes worth at a time. After reading the ADA thread I may get some dry and mix up a batch.

I'm currently dosing just K and Micros with a touch of N twice a week.

Here are the tank specs:

ADA Mini M 5.15g
ADA Amazonia
Pressurized CO2 via Inline Cal Aqua Diffuser
27 Watts of Light
Eheim 2213 w/ Hydor inline heater

Flora:

Utricalaria Graminifolia
Mini Pellia
HM- coming soon

Fauna:

CRS

If I went to the EI method how would I dose such a small tank. Here is the info on the Pfertz Line:

1 Pump is ~1.2mL Recommended 1 pump per 10g daily, 3 pumps on inital use, 2 pumps after water change. All this is for 10g. I figure I can have the amount no big deal, also Pfertz suggested to does opposite days the Micro and Macro. 1 Marcos M,W,F 1 Pump Micros on opposite days. Would be similar to EI I would assume.

N- 1.75-0-5.0 Derived from Potassium Nitrate and Urea
P- 0-0.35-0.35 Derived from Monopotassium Phosphate
K- 0-0-5.1 Derived from Potassium Sulfate
M- 0-0-0 Derived from Sodium Borate, Sodium Molybdate, Nickle Chloride, Cobalt Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Iron EDTA, Zinc Sulfate

Anything I should watch for?

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If I went to the EI method how would I dose such a small tank.
The Liquid EI method is particularly suitable for smaller tanks.

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To 1 liter of DI water add:

60 grams KNO3
10 grams of KH2PO4
25 grams of GH booster
The dosage of that solution is 5ml per 20 gallons per day, so you could use a similar pump to deliver the dose per day for your 5 gallon tank or just use a pipette.

The dosage of micros is 2.5mls per 20 gallons daily under that plan, it doesn't break down so easily for quick dosing without dilution, but again a pipette makes that easy enough.

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i use the pfertz line and they are great. . .highly recommended

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The Liquid EI method is particularly suitable for smaller tanks.



The dosage of that solution is 5ml per 20 gallons per day, so you could use a similar pump to deliver the dose per day for your 5 gallon tank or just use a pipette.

The dosage of micros is 2.5mls per 20 gallons daily under that plan, it doesn't break down so easily for quick dosing without dilution, but again a pipette makes that easy enough.

Thanks, May give this a run. I will divide the mix by 4 though as I'm only dosing 5g of water and can still dose 5ml at a time.

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