How to make dosing easier?
I dose Seachem equilibrium to help with macros, and every time I do, it takes like 30 minutes. Mostly because I put the dose (1/8th teaspoon for my 20gallon) into a large yogurt container filled with tank water, and stir it up. It takes forever to dissolve. I think it's because the water can only absorb so much, so often I'll dump out the top half after stirring, then scoop more fresh tank water into it, and stir, then dump the top half, and stir and repeat and stir and repeat, and in the end it just takes way too long.
Also, does anyone else using seachem equilibrium find there are bits of sand left over? I assume it's just some byproduct of the manufacturing process.
So yeah, is there any way I could mix like 20 doses into a liter of water, and then just pour 1/20th of a liter in each week? I don't know of any method to help get equilibrium mixed thoroughly into water so that after sitting for 2 weeks most of it doesn't settle back out.
Here is my current schedule:
I do a 30% water change once a week, and I dose 1/8th tsp of Equilibrium, and 1/16th of potassium nitrate and 1/32nd tsp of potassium phosphate each week. I also dose API CO2 booster at recommended dose, and run my lights (finnex fugeray) for 9hours a day in split shifts (medium lighting).
I know I could do the EI method and dose WAY more ferts, but all I want is steady healthy growth that matches my CO2 booster dosing to prevent algae. The only reason I even use the booster is because otherwise I don't get any growth whatsoever from my micro sword or dwarf hair grass.