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OK, stupid me dosed the K2SO4 in the amount I should be dosing the KN03. Meaning in a 20g tank it got 1/8 tsp instead of 1/32.

Should I be worried??
 

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Thanks ....... did a 50% water change anyway. Good thing it was the three small tanks, two 15G and a 20long.

I've got critters in all of the tanks and worried more about them.

Good to know, though I have learned my lesson to pay more attention to the labels.

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Just by random luck, my individual ferts are all in different size bags. It really helps me to avoid using the wrong fert.
 

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Just by random luck, my individual ferts are all in different size bags. It really helps me to avoid using the wrong fert.
Unfortunately, at this point in my life I don't think that would help me! I would forget what size was for which fert. :help:

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For those who tend towards these errors you can always premeasure the daily doses into small vials. I have a ton of little brown glass bottles and fill all my bottles at once with the bulk fert powder for the macros. I dose micros straight from the bottle since it is just one powder. Prepacking prevents errors, it also works for people who take alot of meds and has been shown to reduce med errors. Now my problem is that i forget whether I dosed micros or macros on the previous day. pretty soon I will need one of those day of the week pill planners for my ferts.
 

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Unfortunately, at this point in my life I don't think that would help me! I would forget what size was for which fert. :help:

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Why don't you try PPS-pro method of fertilizing.
You premix the macros in one bottle with distilled water, do another with CSM-B and use a medicine syringe to dose daily.
It's easy, you just have to remember how many ml per tank.
And you dose in such minute amounts, if you mess up it's not a big deal.
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Now my problem is that i forget whether I dosed micros or macros on the previous day. pretty soon I will need one of those day of the week pill planners for my ferts.
This is more the problem than dosing the wrong "white" powder, which I've only done once. Consistency is the key. Remembering when you did the last water change and then start the dosing with the same element, one can always count back and figure out what comes next.

I refuse to give in until I have to. I need to force myself to pay more attention to what I'm doing! But, I will be looking for a vendor that sells large quantities of small vials. :biggrin: Then maybe the pill boxes but that may not work since I might throw my night meds into a tank!! LMAO
 

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I use those weekly pill containers for my ferts when I go on vacation. That way I can tell whoever is watching the fish "Just dump that day into the water". I do the same for food. This way there is no worry about them measuring or over/under feeding. Works great.
 

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Dont worry K2SO4 will not affect fish, not even shrimp. Even if you had added more than double of what you mentioned nothing bad would have happened.
 

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Dont worry K2SO4 will not affect fish, not even shrimp. Even if you had added more than double of what you mentioned nothing bad would have happened.
Good to know. Just in case I have another "super" senior moment.

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Unfortunately, at this point in my life I don't think that would help me! I would forget what size was for which fert. :help:

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I know exactly what you mean.

PS: I've been laughing the last five minutes since I read your comment.
 

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Why don't you try PPS-pro method of fertilizing.
You premix the macros in one bottle with distilled water, do another with CSM-B and use a medicine syringe to dose daily.
It's easy, you just have to remember how many ml per tank.
And you dose in such minute amounts, if you mess up it's not a big deal.
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Adding ferts to liquid is hardly a specific method, everyone adds ferts to water, the issue here is that they added the wrong one to the water.
I've messed up dosing dry and liquids equally over the years, neither was any big deal. If so, what might we see if we added "too much"? How much K+ is too much in terms of detrimental effect?

By adding such minute amounts, you also run the error of adding way too little of a specific nutrients, eg: limitation of plants.
That can and does cause downstream dependency on CO2 and light use.

Hardly a reduction in error.

The range for excess is much larger, thus the error for providing a good range of fertilizer is much higher.



If you dose in the A to B range, the range of ppm's is very low, and you have some plant growth limitation. However, the ranges for C and D are huge.
Obviously, as far as dosing and management go, the C/D range is a lot easier to target and rules out a limitation factor.

For K+, the max ppm's without any ill effects, independent of other factors like light, CO2, other nutrients was at least 100ppm, I'd say more like 150ppm.
So say 10ppm to 100ppm, that's a lot easier to dose that range vs say 2-10ppm of K+.

Does not matter if liquids or dry are used then.
For smaller tanks, making a stock solution works better since the teaspoon measures become so small and tough to add, but it still works.

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I know exactly what you mean.

PS: I've been laughing the last five minutes since I read your comment.
Sorry, I know this is an old post but, I am laughing my butt off too. Great sense of humor Lnb.
 

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As far as mixing white powders up, I did that myself many years ago(K2SO4 and KNO3), but it did no harm.Do not feel bad.
 
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