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Dosing a 10 gallon tank....

Ok, I just bought some fert from Greg Watson and notice he jack up his prices for fert.. LOL. Anyway I was planing to dosing KH2PO4, Kho3, K25O4 and seachem flourish as traces in my 10 gallon tank. The lighting I have is a 65 watts coralife I know its a lot of light so don't ASK!! and pressurize co2 what I am not sure is the amount of fert. The fert are mix solution of 250 ml of water.
Heres what I got from Chuck's calculator:

KH03 : 5.00 grams gives me .20 ppm or do I want 20 ppm ?? The calculator don't have the period so I am kinda confuse ... Suggested by the calculator I should get a ppm of .20

KH2PO4 : 13 grams = .96 ppm, calculator suggested 1 ppm

K25O4 : 4.00 grams = .19 ppm, calculator suggested 20 ppm

Does this all sounds right?

Also how much flourish should I dose for a 10 gallon?

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What plants do you have in there? What is your ph? I do not recommend making a "mix" of all of the ferts. You need to dose them separately according to your plant uptake and not recommended doses.

How often are you dosing? To me it looks like you are overdosing the hell out of your tank. I dose my 10 gallon about 1/4 tbsp of KH2PO4, 4ml Iron, and 2ml Kent Pro-Plant twice a week.

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I have 10 stem plants and half the foreground is HC... My ph is around 6.5. I have not start dosing my 10 gallon yet thats why I need to know the amount of fert for a 10 gallon.
Can anyone tell me the amount of fert should I use?
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In my high fishload fairly heavily planted 10g with 28 watts and DIY CO2 (30ppm via drop checker), I add 1/8 teaspoon KNO3 and 1/16 teaspoon of KH2PO4 and K2SO4 every other day. The nitrates stayed at a constant 15 ppm and I had some green spot algae, so I upped the phosphates to 1/8 teaspoon as well.

Not even close to your lighting, but I thought I'd post it.

EDIT: Oh and 2 mL of Flourish every other day (off days from macros)
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i'm in the same spot finch_man, but i don't have anywhere near that much light

how many lb's of the ferts did you buy?
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Not even close to your lighting, but I thought I'd post it.
Thanks that helps a lot!!

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how many lb's of the ferts did you buy?
I bought 1 lb of KH2PO4, K25O4 and KHO3.. I bought them from Greg Watson better buy it now or he'll jack up his prices!! LOL
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In my high fishload fairly heavily planted 10g with 28 watts and DIY CO2 (30ppm via drop checker), I add 1/8 teaspoon KNO3 and 1/16 teaspoon of KH2PO4 and K2SO4 every other day. The nitrates stayed at a constant 15 ppm and I had some green spot algae, so I upped the phosphates to 1/8 teaspoon as well.
Do you dose the fert dry? or do you make a mix solution?
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On my ten gallon w/ 65w and pressurized co2, I dose a dry mix of ferts that results in my adding the following 3x/week(I do miss a dosing here and there):
7ppm NO3, 2ppm PO4, 6ppm K, 2ml flourish.
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On my ten gallon w/ 65w and pressurized co2, I dose a dry mix of ferts that results in my adding the following
Can you tell me your measurements in grams or tbsp?
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Roughly .4 grams KNO3, .1 grams KH2PO4, and .1 grams K2SO4.
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How heavy planted is your 10 gallon? So you dose KNO3,KH2PO4 and K2SO4 one day. 3x a week and traces the other days. Correct?
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How heavy planted is your 10 gallon? So you dose KNO3,KH2PO4 and K2SO4 one day. 3x a week and traces the other days. Correct?
That is my dosing pattern, yes. It is very heavily planted, rarely can you see the substrate.
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Alright thanks Yoink!!! I'll give it a shot!
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65 watts of light...nice
I run about 80 watts over my 2 tens for now. Of course I limit my photo period to 6.5-7 hours.


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