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Re: [APD] Nano Tank Dosing

At 12:00 PM 11/21/06 -0800, you wrote:
>I'm just setting up a 2 gallon nano tank right now, and I'm worrying  
>about how to dose fertilizers in such a small tank.  I will have a 17  
>watt screw-in fluorescent bulb, 5500K, for light, and it can be  
>adjusted to from an inch above the water up to a foot or so above the  
>water.  So, I think at around 6 inches up, it will be moderately high  
>light.  I plan to use Excel for carbon and dose KNO3, KH2PO4 and CSM+B 
>+extra iron per the EI method.  Has anyone tried successfully to  
>combine all but the traces into one pre-mix with distilled water, so  
>you can dose like 10 ml at a time instead of just grains of dry ferts  
>and drops of Excel?  Nano tanks are a totally new experience for me.

Sounds like you're overcomplicating things and I'm not sure dry dosing
micronutrients on that small of an order might actually work. Maybe you
get the grain of strontium in one feeding maybe you dont.

I base everything on a 20 gal tank because the math is easy, then
multily or divide appropriately.

You can't mix macro and micronutrients because the phosphate in
one will precipitate out the iron in the other.

My recipes are here:


They easily scale to tanks this small (I have some too)


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