GLA Dry Fertilizer Calculators & Fertilization Methods

Aquarium Plant Fertilizer Calculators:

Aquarium Nutrient Calculator: Fertilizer Dosing Calculator - Rotala Butterfly Nutrient Calculator

Dry Aquarium Fertilization Methods:

Understanding Dry Aquarium Fertilizer & Planted Tank Fertilization Methods - an informative overview of the dry fertilizer dosing methods GLA follows to achieve aquarium growth and success. Learn how, when and why to fertilize your planted tank, while understanding the methods and calculators to help you achieve your goals. We also summarize the important micro and macro nutrients to help you get started.

PPS-Classic and PPS-Pro Dosing Method  (Founder) - explore everything related to PPS-Pro written by its founder, you can really dive into learning the science and relationships of PPS-Pro and your planted tank.

GLA PPS-Pro Aquarium Ferts Instructional Guide - PPS-Pro or Perpetual Preservation System is a low maintenance planted tank fertilization method. Our GLA PPS-Pro fert pack includes everything you need to get started, including fertilizer mixing and dosing bottles, Plantex CSM+B (trace elements), Potassium Nitrate KNO3, Mono Potassium Phosphate KH2PO4, Potassium Sulfate K2SO4, and Magnesium Sulfate MgSO4. Just follow our detailed intructions to create your micro and macro fert mixtures, and dose each bottle daily, it's easy and straightforward. The ideal fertilization method for minimal testing and tweaking, compatible with a variety of lighting and water change schedules. 

Estimative Index (EI) Fertilization Method - the estimative index or EI aquarium fertilizer method involves routine high dosing of dry micro and macro nutrients in your planted tank. Algae growth in the aquarium is controlled with the with appropriate balance of fertilization, high lighting, and a stable CO2 supply around 30ppm. During an EI method dosing week, micros and macros are alternated daily with a 50% water change on Sunday to reset nutrient levels and remove excess in the aquarium.