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post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2018, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Ken Keating1 View Post
For a 125 Gal tank, the amount in package would probably last at least six months.

Initially I would follow the recommended dosing schedule per GLA's instruction. Also, in lieu of the mixing solution, you can dry dose the ferts directly into the tank. For another supplier of ferts and dry dosing instructions see Nilocg's site here.
I am going to give the GLA a try, seems like a great comprehensive package. Typically, I only do a 30 percent water change once a month or every other month - my ammonia / nitrite / nitrate remain undetectable thanks to a good colony of bacteria and plants that gobble (happy thanksgiving) up the nitrate. Would adhering to this infrequent water change schedule while dosing ferts cause a toxic level of them to build up or anything?
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