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GLA PPS-PRO AQUARIUM FERTILIZER PACKAGE - MIX & DOSING INSTRUCTION

Our GLA PPS-Pro Aquarium Fertilizer Package is everything you need to get started with the Perpetual Preservation System (PPS) method of fertilizing. The PPS Pro method is a convenient, low maintenance method of fertilizing your planted tank.

GLA PPS-PRO AQUARIUM FERTILIZER PACKAGE - MIX & DOSING INSTRUCTION

Our PPS-Pro Fertilizer Package includes:

  • Two 500mL Fertilizer Dispensing Bottles with dosing pipettes
  • GLA EDTA Micromix (micros / trace elements)
  • Potassium Nitrate KNO3
  • Mono Potassium Phosphate KH2PO4
  • Potassium Sulfate K2SO4
  • Magnesium Sulfate MgSO4

What you will need to get started…

  • our PPS-Pro fertilizer package
  • distilled or RO water
  • a digital scale

Preparing the fertilizer mix in the 500mL dosing bottles…

The following solution recipe is based on the use of two 500mL bottles. Before starting, we recommend to boil the plastic bottles to sanitize them.

Step 1:

Bottle #1 – use your digital scale to weigh the following ferts, then place dry contents in bottle:

  • K2SO4 – 29.3 grams
  • KNO3 – 32.6 grams
  • KH2PO4 – 2.9 grams
  • MgSO4 – 20.2 grams

Step 2:

Bottle #2 – use your digital scale to weigh the following ferts, then place dry contents in bottle:

  • GLA EDTA Micromix – 28.6 grams (Trace Elements (TE) recipe updated 4/11/2016, previous recommendation was 40 grams)

Step 3:

Fill both bottles with distilled or reverse osmosis (RO) water, up to the 500mL water level line. Screw on caps tightly and shake well. Let the mixture sit over night until dissolved completely.

How to dose the mixture…

Bottle #1 Macros: daily dose of 1 mL per every 10 gallons or 40 litres of aquarium water. Dose daily, prior to your aquarium lights turning on.

Bottle #2 Micros: daily dose of 0.5 mL or 10 drops per 10 gallons or 40 litres of aquarium water. Dose daily, prior to your aquarium lights turning on. (updated 7/7/2018, previous dosing recommendation was 0.1mL or 2 drops per 10 gallons)(updated 4/11/2016, previous dosing recommendation was 1 mL per 10 gallons)

(1 ml = 20 drops)

How to do PPS-Pro with water changes?

Dose PPS-Pro Solution #1 and PPS-Pro Solution #2 at the same time daily for a week, then 50% water change.

Low light:

PPS-Pro Solution #1, 0.5ml or 10 drops per 10 gallon or 40L

PPS-Pro Solution #2, 0.25ml or 5 drops per 10 gallon or 40L

Water change 50% once a week

This limits water column nutrient levels to 7 ppm NO3, 0.7 ppm PO4, 9 ppm K, 0.7 ppm Mg, 0.35 ppm Fe(TE).

Medium light:

PPS-Pro Solution #1, 1ml per 10 gallon or 40L 

PPS-Pro Solution #2, 0.5ml per 10 gallon or 40L

Water change 50% once a week

This limits water column nutrient levels to 14 ppm NO3, 1.4 ppm PO4, 18 ppm K, 1.4 ppm Mg, 0.7 ppm Fe(TE).

High light:

PPS-Pro Solution #1, 2ml per 10 gallon or 40L

PPS-Pro Solution #2, 1ml per 10 gallon or 40L

Water change 50% once a week

This limits water column nutrient levels to 28 ppm NO3, 2.8 ppm PO4, 36 ppm K, 2.8 ppm Mg, 1.4 ppm Fe(TE).

(1 ml = 20 drops)