Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
I simple make a weaker solution, then dose more.
With the levels of KNO3, KH2PO4 and K2SO4 that I use, I dose at 1 ml per 3 gallons of tank volume.
I have tried making a stronger solution, but I have reached the maximum levels that will stay in solution.
I shake the bottle each time I dose to make sure it is all fully dissolved.
I am measuring my ferts with kitchen measuring spoons, properly settled and leveled off. Sure, this is not as accurate as a scale. But the rest of my dosing program is not any more accurate, so I figure why be super accurate with one part, then less perfect on the rest.
Most of my tanks are maintaining the levels I want, and this is the real goal.