Need Help W/ Nutrient Dosing Calculator Result

Anoobies

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Hello, this is my first time posting here and new to the hobby. I came across your fert dosing calculator and in need of interpreting it properly? Here is an image of the result:
To reach your target of 0.2ppm Fe you will need to add 0.94 milliliter (equivalent to 1/8 tsp + 1/16 tsp ) Flourish Comprehensive to your 15L aquarium to yield:

Element
ppm/degree
N 0.0438
NO3 0.1925
P2O5 0.0063
P 0.0028
PO4 0.0081
K2O 0.2313
K 0.1919
Ca 0.0875
Mg 0.0688
S 0.1733
B 0.0056
Cl 0.7188
Co 0.0003
Cu 0.0001
Fe 0.2
Mn 0.0074
Mo 0.0006
Na 0.0813
Zn 0.0004

Dose these levels 2-4 times a week for EI. Classic EI depends on good CO2, good circulation, and regular water changes. Light past moderation is not so important.

It says that I need to add 0.94ml of Flourish to my tank. My question is, do i dose this amount 4 times a week or do I still need to divide this into 4?

Thank you.
 

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Hello, this is my first time posting here and new to the hobby. I came across your fert dosing calculator and in need of interpreting it properly? Here is an image of the result:


It says that I need to add 0.94ml of Flourish to my tank. My question is, do i dose this amount 4 times a week or do I still need to divide this into 4?

Thank you.

Dose these levels 2-4 times a week for EI. is listed @ the bottom of your quote.
But then again we know nothing about your tank or the quantity of plants involved.

By the way, Welcome! :)

Maybe after a few posts start a journal about your tank and include a few pics.
 
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Anoobies

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Dose these levels 2-4 times a week for EI. is listed @ the bottom of your quote.
But then again we know nothing about your tank or the quantity of plants involved.

By the way, Welcome! :)

Maybe after a few posts start a journal about your tank and include a few pics.
Thanks for the reply! Will be diligently dosing 4 times of 0.94mL of Seachem Flourish within the week. Here’s what my nano tank looks like right now:
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I hope you can see I’m having issues with hair algae.

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Flourish Comprehensive is not all you need, it covers only micros.

NO3, PO4, K, Mg, and Ca are listed on the contents but the amounts are
so small they might as well not be listed.
You will need a macro mix of some kind.

Maybe not 4 doses a week with Flourish.
Tank is not extremely dense with plants.
 

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Not the poster, but i was wondering if you guys had any recommendations on commonly available ferts that could be used in conjunction with flourish comprehensive to balance out the macro nutrients?
 

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I’m having my lights on for 8 hours and I’m monitoring co2 injection as slightly yellowish green on the indicator.

I been using a photo period of 6.5 hours for years and never had an issue growing plants.

Many target a pH drop of 1.0 which is roughly 30ppm of CO2.
De-gassed water pH - photo period CO2 injected water pH = 1.0 pH
 

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Not the poster, but i was wondering if you guys had any recommendations on commonly available ferts that could be used in conjunction with flourish comprehensive to balance out the macro nutrients?

K2SO4
KNO3
KH2PO4
MgSO4

These would be needed to create a macro solution.