Our PPS-Pro Fertilizer Pack … Just Mix & Dose

It’s ready to go…our new PPS-Pro Fert Pack is everything you need to get started with the Perpetual Preservation System (PPS) method of fertilization. The PPS Pro method is a convenient, low maintenance method of fertilizing your planted tank.

Our PPS-Pro Fert Pack includes:

  • Two 500mL Fertilizer Dispensing Bottles
  • Plantex CSM+B (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 fert mix in the 500mL dosing bottles…

The following solution recipe is based on the use of two 500mL bottles. For alternative bottle sizes, please download the PPS-Pro calculator to determine the correct solution recipe.

Step 1.

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

  • K2SO4 – 29 grams
  • KNO3 – 33 grams
  • KH2PO4 – 3 grams
  • MgSO4 – 20 grams

Step 2.

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

  • Plantex CSM+B – 40 grams

Step 3.

Fill both bottles with soft 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…

The recommended dosing quantity is 1 mL of each bottle per every 10 gallons or 40 litres of aquarium water. Dose daily, prior to your aquarium lights turning on.

Dosing examples:

  • 5 gal / 20 litre –> 10 drops
  • 10 gal / 40 litre –> 1 mL
  • 50 gal / 200 litre –> 5 mL
  • 100 gal / 400 litre –> 10 mL

2 thoughts on “Our PPS-Pro Fertilizer Pack … Just Mix & Dose

  1. I just purchased your pps-pro fert pack. I can’t wait to start, I just have a few questions. Does it matter if you dose micros or macros first? Can you dose right after one another or do you have to wait? Why do you have to dose before the lights come on? And can you dose anytime at night or does it have to be right before the lights come back on?

    • Hi Perry …

      Thanks for your great questions! No, it doesn’t matter which you dose first, micros or macros. You can dose both daily, one after the next … no need to wait between bottles. It is recommended to dose prior to lights turning on so that the nutrients are readily available for the plants to utilize when the lights turn on. Dosing at night will be fine. Enjoy your planted tank and let us know if you have any more questions we can help with.

      Thanks!
      GLA

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