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Help with Macro & Micro Dosing

Unread postby IvarAtu » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:27 pm

Hello All,

I know this has been talked about much.. but I am confused with all the material available on dosing ferts... so I wanted people here to help me out.

This is my first tank in all respects, I started out with the hobby with a planted tank. I currently have a 55L Tank(excluding substrate and stuff), Contro Soil with Giant Hygro, Ludwigia Ovalis, Echinodorus Ozelot, Alternanthera Purple, Echinodorus Sharp leaf and HC Cuba as carpet plant. Pressurised Co2 with 2 LED Light strips, which are quite bright I believe, but not sure about the specifications on them. The current setup has been running for about 6 months now... except for the HC Cuba, that I added 1 month back.
The tank also has 6 Cardinal Tetras, 6 Glow light tetras & 1 SAE.

I haven not dosed any ferts until now, but would like to start dosing ferts now. Except for trying out Flourish Comprehensive from a friend a couple of times.

I purchased my N,P,K, CSM+B & EDTA... I would like to know, how I should go about dosing and the what quantities and what should be my schedule of dosing these ferts. I did read a lot where they say to dose ferts everyday, some say once or twice a week... I am totally confused.

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Re: Help with Macro & Micro Dosing

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:21 pm

Go for a simple formula.

Mix all of below mentioned chemicals in 300ml of water.

Potassium nitrate (KNO3) 1 teaspoons
Potassium sulphate (K2SO4) 2 teaspoons
Magnesium sulphate (MGSO4) 3 teaspoons

Take another bottle and mix 2 teaspoons of CSM B in 300ml of water.

Store both the bottles in fridge.

Dosage : 3 ml/100 liter in alternate days of each solution in night.
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Re: Help with Macro & Micro Dosing

Unread postby IvarAtu » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:45 pm

The above mix seems to be quite easy. Thank you, for your simple answer.

Also how about the EDTA, is dosing required on a daily basis or once/twice a week.
Thanks a lot... :)

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Re: Help with Macro & Micro Dosing

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:59 pm

IvarAtu wrote:The above mix seems to be quite easy. Thank you, for your simple answer.

Also how about the EDTA, is dosing required on a daily basis or once/twice a week.
Thanks a lot... :)


You can use as following:

Day 01: NPK
Day 02: EDTA
Day 03: NPK
Day 04: EDTA
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Re: Help with Macro & Micro Dosing

Unread postby IvarAtu » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:08 pm

Thanks a lot... for your help.
This should be clear for me now... :)

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Re: Help with Macro & Micro Dosing

Unread postby smileysid » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:00 pm

SCORPIO wrote:Go for a simple formula.

Mix all of below mentioned chemicals in 300ml of water.

Potassium nitrate (KNO3) 1 teaspoons
Potassium sulphate (K2SO4) 2 teaspoons
Magnesium sulphate (MGSO4) 3 teaspoons

Take another bottle and mix 2 teaspoons of CSM B in 300ml of water.

Store both the bottles in fridge.

Dosage : 3 ml/100 liter in alternate days of each solution in night.




Rajeev ji,
what about the phosphate?

I use KNO3(Potassium Nitrate) - 1/2 tablespoon
KH2PO4(Potassium mono phosphate) - 1/8 tablespoon
MgSO4.7H2O (Epsom salt) - 1 tablespoon

for my 50G tank at alternate days with Flourish Iron. I still have doubt about the dosing, as per the doses mixed in solution (with distilled water) seems pretty less than the dry dosing.

1. Kindly clarify about the difference between dry and solution dosing.

2.Suggest me the quantity for making solution with my available ferts.
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Re: Help with Macro & Micro Dosing

Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:59 pm

smileysid wrote:
SCORPIO wrote:Go for a simple formula.

Mix all of below mentioned chemicals in 300ml of water.

Potassium nitrate (KNO3) 1 teaspoons
Potassium sulphate (K2SO4) 2 teaspoons
Magnesium sulphate (MGSO4) 3 teaspoons

Take another bottle and mix 2 teaspoons of CSM B in 300ml of water.

Store both the bottles in fridge.

Dosage : 3 ml/100 liter in alternate days of each solution in night.




Rajeev ji,
what about the phosphate?

I use KNO3(Potassium Nitrate) - 1/2 tablespoon
KH2PO4(Potassium mono phosphate) - 1/8 tablespoon
MgSO4.7H2O (Epsom salt) - 1 tablespoon

for my 50G tank at alternate days with Flourish Iron. I still have doubt about the dosing, as per the doses mixed in solution (with distilled water) seems pretty less than the dry dosing.

1. Kindly clarify about the difference between dry and solution dosing.

2.Suggest me the quantity for making solution with my available ferts.


Phosphate is required in very low amount in aquarium. Plants can get phosphate from fish poop, decayed plants/fish etc.

By the way you ca also follow this formula

Mix all of these chemicals in 500ml of RO water and Dose 1 ml for 40 liter water.
K2SO4 – 29 grams
KNO3 – 33 grams
KH2PO4 – 3 grams
MgSO4 – 20 grams

CSM B - 40 grams in 500ml of RO water
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Re: Help with Macro & Micro Dosing

Unread postby IvarAtu » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:17 pm

SCORPIO wrote:Phosphate is required in very low amount in aquarium. Plants can get phosphate from fish poop, decayed plants/fish etc.

By the way you ca also follow this formula

Mix all of these chemicals in 500ml of RO water and Dose 1 ml for 40 liter water.
K2SO4 – 29 grams
KNO3 – 33 grams
KH2PO4 – 3 grams
MgSO4 – 20 grams

CSM B - 40 grams in 500ml of RO water


Thank You, Rajiv ji... this was one of my main doubts, regarding the amount in gms to be mixed with water... very well laid out... clears things up for me.
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Re: RE: Re: Help with Macro & Micro Dosing

Unread postby nanomania » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:57 pm

SCORPIO wrote:[quote="smileysid"][quote="SCORPIO"]Go for a simple formula.

Mix all of below mentioned chemicals in 300ml of water.

Potassium nitrate (KNO3) 1 teaspoons
Potassium sulphate (K2SO4) 2 teaspoons
Magnesium sulphate (MGSO4) 3 teaspoons

Take another bottle and mix 2 teaspoons of CSM B in 300ml of water.

Store both the bottles in fridge.

Dosage : 3 ml/100 liter in alternate days of each solution in night.




Rajeev ji,
what about the phosphate?

I use KNO3(Potassium Nitrate) - 1/2 tablespoon
KH2PO4(Potassium mono phosphate) - 1/8 tablespoon
MgSO4.7H2O (Epsom salt) - 1 tablespoon

for my 50G tank at alternate days with Flourish Iron. I still have doubt about the dosing, as per the doses mixed in solution (with distilled water) seems pretty less than the dry dosing.

1. Kindly clarify about the difference between dry and solution dosing.

2.Suggest me the quantity for making solution with my available ferts.[/quote]

Phosphate is required in very low amount in aquarium. Plants can get phosphate from fish poop, decayed plants/fish etc.

By the way you ca also follow this formula

Mix all of these chemicals in 500ml of RO water and Dose 1 ml for 40 liter water.
K2SO4 – 29 grams
KNO3 – 33 grams
KH2PO4 – 3 grams
MgSO4 – 20 grams

CSM B - 40 grams in 500ml of RO water[/quote]

Is it ok if i dont add kh2po4? Since im gona keep a bit high bioload? Also if i dont add it, should i increase k2so4 by 3 gms?
dosing macro mon wed fri and micro tue thu sat?

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Re: Help with Macro & Micro Dosing

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:09 am

nanomania wrote:if i dont add kh2po4? Since im gona keep a bit high bioload? Also if i dont add it, should i increase k2so4 by 3 gms?
dosing macro mon wed fri and micro tue thu sat?


Go ahead without adding KH2PO4.
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