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Dry Ferts

I'm not really phased by the names of the ferts I'm adding, but I am confused on the portions I need to add. I purchased pps-pro from greenleafaquarium and I read a guide that suggested.
15ml/55 Gallons

KNO3 84.868 gm (approximately 16 1/4 teaspoons)
KH2PO4 12.927 gm (approximately 2 1/4 teaspoons)
Plantex CSM+B 53.139 gm (approximately 12 1/4 teaspoons)
Optional: K2SO4 34.024 gm (approximately 5 1/4 teaspoons)

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Optional: K2SO4 1 gm (approximately 1/8 teaspoons)
KNO3 2.5 gm (approximately 1/2 teaspoons)
KH2PO4 388 mg (approximately 1/16 teaspoons)
Plantex CSM+B 1.6 gm (approximately 1/4 teaspoons)

Is the 84.868 grams and such the one that I would portion all the way into my 500 ML bottle? and then the dry dosing would be what I would just do each time if I made the solution myself?
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Numbers look OK - the 84g amount goes into your dosing bottle, then its made up to 500mL, then 15mL of this will dose 7.5ppm NO3 into 55gal. 1g of KNO3 added to the tank will give you about 3ppm NO3.
Don't mix the KH2PO4 and CSM+B in the same bottle though....
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Okay so I did it wrong then. I took the dry dosing measurements and put everything, but the plantex in one bottle then filled it up and shook it. Then in the other I did just the plantex and shook it up and such, but I did what the dry dosing called for.
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Okay so I did it wrong then. I took the dry dosing measurements and put everything, but the plantex in one bottle then filled it up and shook it. Then in the other I did just the plantex and shook it up and such, but I did what the dry dosing called for.
"Dry dosing" is what you'd dose the dry salts directly into the tank on a given day.


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Oh wow I'm smart. Okay cool so then adding it straight to the tank will be super easy lol.
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Oh wow I'm smart. Okay cool so then adding it straight to the tank will be super easy lol.
I just drop the dry salts into the flow of my power head so yes you can do it that way.


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