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Need Help W/ Nutrient Dosing Calculator Result

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Fertilization' started by Anoobies, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Anoobies

    Anoobies New Member

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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.
     
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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.
     
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    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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    How long is the photo-period for this tank?
    Lights for too many hours can be not so good.
     
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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.
     
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    Don't miss this part.
     
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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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    You could also investigate purchasing dry fertilizers so that you can add the tiny amount needed in undiluted quantities. These are easily available at www.aquariumfertilizer.com.
     
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    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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    K2SO4
    KNO3
    KH2PO4
    MgSO4

    These would be needed to create a macro solution.
     
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