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Old 03-19-2006, 05:04 PM   #11
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Your CSM+B calc is a little off, but not terribly so. The rest of the calcs look good.

Your once a week dosing plan assumes low plant uptake. Before ignoring the advice in this thread, you should look at other tanks with similar lighting on the forum.

Good luck.
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Don't wish me good luck just tell me what I should do. To be honest I think this is going to work the best. The more I read about how different people do things the more confused I get. I think just doing it how it is known to work and then once I learn how to do it will help me more than experimenting.

Will you just let me know how you do it so I can try it? And then if I get comfortable, I can tweek it when I learn a little more about what I am doing.

This will not be a low uptake tank, I don't think so anyway. I want fast plant growth and healthy plants. Not ones that just sit there like my java fern.

What is the proper calculations for the CSM+B?
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Will you just let me know how you do it so I can try it? And then if I get comfortable, I can tweek it when I learn a little more about what I am doing.
I EI, so again, if you did your dosing plan three times a week (CSM+B on days you don't dose KH2PO4) with a 50% pwc, you're effectively following EI. Try it for two weeks with CO2 and high light and watch growth. I understand you do not want to think about it, but you can dose by Malkore's method, just do it more than once a week under high light. Medium light or lower has a higher margin for error, and is better for once a week dosing.

As stated above, if you add 1tsp of CSM+B into 100mL of water, each 1.25mL dose will add .1ppm Fe to 10gals. 1/4tsp is about 1.25mL.

Assuming 1TBL of CSM+B is 13.6g per MatPat's trials, and so 1tsp is 4.53g.

Mix:
mg CSM+B * (.0653mg Fe/mg CSM+B)/mL water = mg Fe/mL trace mix

4530 * .0653 / 100 = 2.96 mg Fe/mL trace mix

Dose:
(target ppm * tank gal * 3.77L/gal)/(mg Fe/mL trace mix) = mL dose to reach target ppm

.1 * 10 * 3.77 / 2.96 = 1.27mL dose

(1.25mL dose, or 1/4tsp of solution, will add .098ppm Fe)

If you want to solve for how much ppm per mL dose:
(mL dose * mg Fe/mL trace mix) / (tank gal * 3.77L/gal) = Fe ppm
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Well wish me luck now because they got here today and I will start them tonight after my 50% water change.

Thanks for all the help everyone and I will return the favor with good records and good sample data.
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