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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Dosing EI

I'm going to start dosing EI in my 29.

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2 X 24W T5HO 4 in over tank
DIY CO2

I want to start dosing EI. I decided that I'm going to get the Green Fertilizers Package: Micros and Macros Mix from GLA. I'm going to be doing 50% water changes on Sunday. I should be dosing 1/4 tsp KNO3, 1/16 tsp KH2P04, and 1/16 tsp CSM + B all 3x a week correct? And if extra K is required, I should dose K2SO4 the same amount as KH2P04 correct? What I don't understand is which day to dose which fert. Can someone help me out on this?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 08:03 PM
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20-40 Gallons
1/4 tsp KNO3 3x a week
1/16 tsp KH2PO4 3x a week
1/16 tsp K2SO4 3x a week(optional)
1/16 tsp (5ml) traces 3x a week

Dose the micros mwf and the macros t th sat.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 08:18 PM
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I make 500ml batches of my micro and macro solution , if kept cool and dark it lasts perfectly fine

4tsp Potassium Nitrate
1.5tsp Potassium Phosphate
6tsp Magnesium Sulphate
mix into 500ml boiled and cooled Water

3x a week. (10ml per 50ltr of Aquarium water)

1.5 tsp trace into 500ml boiled and cooled Water
3x a week. (10ml per 50ltr of Aquarium water)

Dose 1 each day and rest on the 7th day.
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This might help.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the help guys. I didn't really understand when to dose which ferts. Now I do!
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Should I do a water change on Sat or Sun? Does it matter what time of day I dose?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 09:19 PM
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Generally I did water changes on Sunday. Doesn't really matter when. As long as its always around the same time
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Can I just dump the ferts in dry? What about the CSM+B, does that need to be mixed with water?
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Dumping them in dry will be perfectly fine, wont hurt the live stock at all.
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