09-05-2011, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
I worked out the amount in ml and it equates to 2.5 ml for 30 gallons. A half teaspoon is 2.5 ml, a teaspoon is 5 ml (60g), so in your case it would be close enough to dose 1 teaspoon for 50g. I always round it up and have never had a problem. I use one of those plastic kitchen measuring spoon sets solely for aquarium use; they are very handy for this as well as medications and even feeding flake or dried foods.
Once or twice a week depends upon other sources of nutrients (tap water, fish foods, number and type of fish) along with the number and type of plants and the light. As you also have Flourite substrate, once weekly should suffice depending upon plants.
You should not need substrate fertilizers (tablets/sticks) with an enriched substrate and Flourish liquid. And in my experience, Flourish Comp is still needed even with Flourite substrate (my 70g has this).
Chlorine is one of 17 nutrients required by plants. The nice thing about Flourish Comp is that the nutrients are balanced in the correct proportion for the needs of aquatic plants, so nothing is in excess. And even with twice weekly doses, it is impossible to have any issues with the minerals in Flourish.
Thanks a whole bunch Byron. I will get me a cheap measuring spoon set just for my aquarium use today and apply my first dose of Flourish