08-22-2005, 10:31 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, Ohio
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Originally Posted by frozenoak
Into a 60 gallon tank with about 3" of substrate (a mix of gravel and plant substrate);
CMS+B with extra iron, 0.35g
Dosed every other day. Macros and micros on opposing days. 50% water change on the weekend.
This is all subject to change so if I am completely off please let me know.
That seems like a lot to drop into the tank 3x a week! You probably have about 50g of actual water in the tank. According to the Fertilator, each dose would give you:
~23ppm of NO3
~1.8ppm of PO4
~23ppm of K
~35ppm of Ca
~5ppm of Mg
These seems more like weekly totals to me unless you have a lot of light over the tank! I would cut back on the KNO3 and KH2PO4 dosing. 2gm of KNO3 (6.5ppm) and 0.25gm of KH2PO4 (0.92ppm) 3x a week. I probably would not use the K2SO4 at all unless I used it at the water change.
Unless you have really soft water you probably don't need to add the Ca and Mg to the tank either.