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how much ferts

i just bought seachems NKP and comprehensive but i will be doseing a 4 gallon tank and i looked up and the tell you to dose a half cap for 20 gallons. so my question is how much am i suppose to use for each of these??? is there a way to figure this out??


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1 cap = 5ml
So if 2.5ml (half a cap) doses 20 gallons, then you would need 0.5ml to dose 4 gallons.
I would suggest getting a syringe that can measure very small volumes.
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Left C made a dosing calculator/chart for the Seachem ferts. Download the excel file, and enter in your aquarium size, and it will adjust the values so you know how much you need to dose. Also, someone on this website was selling pipettes, which is what I use to dose liquid ferts into my tank. He was selling 1mL and 3mL sizes. The 1mL is very useful for smaller tanks.

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...tor-chart.html
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ok thanks so much guys i do have a couple of syringes that measures from .1 to 1 ml but this helps out a lot


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This is who I bought my pipettes from if you want to see what they look like and if he has anymore for sale. The 1 mL has markings for .25, .5. .75, and 1mL on it.

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i already have medical syringes that i will be using there a little more precise but thanks any way


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