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1.3 gallon nano ferts?

so i have a 1.3 gallon nano witha 20 watt 6500k bulb on it, i have excel and seachem phosphorous, how much should i dose, also should i get more stem plants i only have a few in there right now, and i am getting some green spot on them.
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oh i might post pictures soon, basically the tank has one huge piece of driftwood which im growing some emersed moss on, and not many other plants, if anyone in my area, bay area CA, has any moss or trimming or something, id be glad to take them, but im mostly looking for small plants
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Here's what I do for a 1.3g with 13w PC light...

KH2PO4 - 1/8 tsp (.125 tsp) of KH2PO4 mixed into 500ml of RO water.
I dose 5 ml into my 1.3g to get about .9ppm Phosphate level.

KNO3 - 1/2 tsp (.5 tsp) of KNO3 mixed into 500ml of RO water.
I dose 5ml into my 1.3 to get about 3.8ppm Nitrate level.

Micronutrients - 1 tBsp (TABLEspoon) of CSM+B mixed into 500ml of RO water. This is a full strength dosage solution that I use on my 55g. Because of this I dose a very small amount.
I dose 1 medicine dropper drop into my 1.3 (I counted how many drops in 5ml to determine that dosage).

Excel - I dose 3 drops every day.

I do a water change weekly on the same schedule as my other tanks.

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Su - Water change. No dosing.

Filtered with a nano HOB filter. Floss changed weekly. Have a small square of floss that always stays so I don't wipe out my bacteria colony.

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I have reduced my excel dosing from 3 drops to 2 drops. I noticed that my plants were becoming pale. I think the 3 drops was a slight overdose. 2 drops seems to be working well. The HC and hairgrass have started greening up nicely within days of making the dosing change.

I just wanted to also note that I have doubled my KNO3 dosing level.

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