Just setup my planted tank! When do I start dosing with EI?
I've just setup my 55g tank and setup a profile here (newbie to the site)and I have a few questions.
1) I'm aiming for 30ppm CO2 and have had the bubble rate at about 1 bubble per second and my reactor has no gas buildup yet my PH is staying steady around 7.6-7.8. Is this because of the uptake rate of my plants? Are they just using up all the CO2?
2) I have dry ferts ready to mix into stock solutions and I know the target amounts I should aim for (Nitrates 20-25ppm / Potassium 5-10ppm / Phosphates 0.5-1 ppm) When do I start dosing if I just planted the tank yesterday? Right away?
3) Regarding EI - If I know my targets and I am dosing macros 3 times a week with a 50% water change weekly. Do I divide the target dosage by 3? or do I dose to the full amount 3 times throughout the week to account for plant uptake.
Thanks for any help!