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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-28-2006, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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mixing ferts in a 118 ml bottle for a 2.5g

I have been messing around with the fert calc that has been recommended here 1000 times to try and figure out the right calculations for a 118ml bottle to dose a 2.5g. I have the potassium nitrate, phosphate, and sulphate. I would like to mix all three together and add 10 drops every other day. 15 - 17 drops = 1ml. Can anyone help me do this by 1/8 tsp's

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-01-2006, 01:19 AM
 
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Hum!

This is the products you need

>KNO3 (Potassium Nitrate, for the Nitrate,

>K2SO4 (Potassium Sulfate) for the Potassium

>KH2PO4 (MonoPotassium Phosphate) for the phosphate

+ the Iron an chelated trace elements ((7% Fe, 1.3% B, 2% Mn, 0.06% Mo, 0.4% Zn, 0.1% Cu, EDTA, DTPA)

and sometimes Magnesium (MgSO4)

For more infos on the method like PMDD Go to
http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/Fertilizer/
Personally , I will not recommend to try to make a Magic bullet with everything together, to much variance happen in a tank for that.
I fertilize with my Nitrate separate, Potassium separate and Phosphate separate and add Iron + trace
element separate. This give me the maximum control on what my tank need and suppress the possibilities of buildup
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i have all the ingriedients you mentioned here. I belive you over looked my question. I need the proper formula to mix the nitrate, phosphate, and sulfate in a 118ml bottle to yield me the proper dosage for 1ml of drops for a 2.5g on a scheduale of every other day. Please read the whole post before responding.

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Heuh!

I am trying to help here, I think I understand the question and try to warn you about mixing all those together because each tank setup have different fertilizer need and all that change over time.

By the way sulfate is only sulphur, you probably want to say Potassium Sulfate

I'm not sure what you mean by >to yield me the proper dosage for 1ml of drops for a 2.5g on a schedule of every other day.

How many ppm or mg/l you want to achieve on each Macro element

Suggested:
NO3 5 / 10 ppm
P04 0.2 / 0.5 ppm
K 20 30 >50 ppm
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chuck gladds got i nice calulater for doing that http://www.csd.net/~cgadd/aqua/art_p...osage_calc.htm just type in how big your tank is and how many ml u want to make up bingo u got it
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