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Re: [APD] Nano Tank Dosing
Thanks for the recipes. Yes, I was overcomplicating it a bit, but
it did take some time for me to adjust my brain to think in terms of
2 gallons and not 45 gallons. I ended up (for now, at least) making
a mix of 45 ml of water with 1/8 tsp of KNO3, 1/32 tsp of KH2PO4, and
2 ml of Excel. I am dosing about 3 ml of that every other day, and
in between I'm using a mix of 45 ml of water with 1/32 tsp of CSM+B+
extra iron, dosed 3 ml at a time. After a week or so I plan to up
the dosages to 5 ml of each.
Now I;m trying to decide if I need a heater. The water does get
fairly cold now - no thermometer yet, but it must be below 65F now.
I don't think this is a problem, but I have a history of being wrong
about a lot of things!
On Nov 22, 2006, at 9:13 AM, Richard J. Sexton wrote:
> 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
>> +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
> 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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