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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!

Vaughn H.
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  
>> 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:
> http://aquaria.net/articles/plants/fertsols/
> They easily scale to tanks this small (I have some too)
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