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dry fert dosage

Hi guys, i'm new to using dry fert. Today i received KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4, and CSM + B in the mail. Yeah! I have a 60g tank.

According to _Dosing Regime's_ i'm supposed to dose

60~80gal
50% H20 change-weekly
3/4 Tsp-KN03 3x a week
3/16 Tsp-KH2P04 3x a week
1 Tsp-GH booster once a week
15ml 3/16Tsp-Trace 3x a week
Optional
4-8ml-Fe/Iron 3x a week

Mixing Trace Element and Iron, Plantex CSM+B,
Fe/Iron Chelate 10%- mix 1Tbsp per 250ml water-
one cap full=5ml

I want to make it simpler, Let say if i want to mix KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4 in a 500ml bottle, how many Tsp do i need to add for each fert?

For CSM+B do i need 2 Tsp to mix in a 500ml bottle?

How much dosage is needed for each time? 1 cap? 2cap full? etcc? Can someone help me please thanks!!
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If you really want to make it easy just measure it out and dump it in dry that's so much simpler.

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Thanks for the reply
Its hard to measure with tsp, they are all fractions. How accurate can you make sure out 3/16 lol you know what i am saying. Is it ok to add more or less dry fert if my fish don't have any reaction?
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Thanks for the reply
Its hard to measure with tsp, they are all fractions. How accurate can you make sure out 3/16 lol you know what i am saying. Is it ok to add more or less dry fert if my fish don't have any reaction?

BED BATH & BEYOND is the only place i could find cheap fractional measuring spoons $5


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BED BATH & BEYOND is the only place i could find cheap fractional measuring spoons $5

wow well made spoons lol

guys can i dose seachem iron and flourish along with dry fert? thanks!
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guys can i dose seachem iron and flourish along with dry fert? thanks!
Yep ! just dump it in the tank. I add the extra iron with the trace so I can keep track of it.

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I like these spoons better than the ones at bed bath and beyond, that and they have all closed in the Kansas City, MO area.

http://www.pleasanthillgrain.com

The websites a bit hokey but if you scroll down to the "Norpro Mini Measuring Spoons" you will see what I'm talking about. I think there a bit more sturdy than the others I've tried (I'm a bit hard on things so I go for decent metal tools).

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