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I am setting up an ADA 60-P (17 gal) Iwagumi tank. I was thinking of dosing these ferts.

Here are my Tech Specs

T5HO 2x24w- 20in above substrate
Pressurized Co2
Aquasoil Amazonia

Ferts

1/8 Tsp-KN03 3x a week
1/32 Tsp-KH2P04 3x a week
1/4 Tsp-GH booster once a week
2.5ml or 1/32 Tsp-CSM+B 3x a week
Optional
1/3 K2SO4 after water change

I would get these from Green Leaf Aquariums, I heard theirs are the fluffiest. Also do they keep well because it would probably last a year.

Does this sound good?
 

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You might want to pick up some iron while you're at it. If you buy them individually (rather than as a package deal), you'll have to get slightly more of certain ferts, but the price per pound is slightly less. And they'll keep forever as long as you keep them dry, so there's no harm in having too much. People will be happy to buy excess from you if you ever decide you don't need them anymore.

P.S. make sure you buy a set of dosing spoons. Check Amazon for measuring spoons or spice spoons or something like that. Something that goes down to 1/64tsp (because you've got a small-ish tank), so 5 spoons rather than a 3 or 4 set.
 

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In my search for measuring spoons I discovered that nearly all spoons smaller than 1/8 tsp seem to be labeled not by actual volume, but with cutesy names like "dash" "pinch" and "smidgen". I found that, with the spoons I got from Amazon, "dash" is 1/8 tsp, "pinch" is 1/16 tsp, and "smidgen" is 1/32 tsp.
 

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In my search for measuring spoons I discovered that nearly all spoons smaller than 1/8 tsp seem to be labeled not by actual volume, but with cutesy names like "dash" "pinch" and "smidgen". I found that, with the spoons I got from Amazon, "dash" is 1/8 tsp, "pinch" is 1/16 tsp, and "smidgen" is 1/32 tsp.
Thanks, I will get measuring spoons, but we also have a very accurate scale I can steal from the kitchen.
 

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Consider your local water, and how long you want your solution to last before buying chelated iron. I have really hard water, and Tom advised that I would be much better off with DPTA chelated iron rather than EDTA or another sort. This resulted in needing to order from a different place as the first place I was going to order from only had EDTA chelated iron.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/f...s/148637-couple-ei-questions.html#post1520137
 

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I think (reasoning, not knowledge speaking here), that you can get either with slightly acidic water. My understanding is that EDTA Fe and basic water is a no-go, but other combinations are fine, so long as you are putting the powder in to your tank rather than keeping it in solution for a long period of time.
 
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