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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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fert when i'm away


For more regular distribution, I use to fertilize daily with 1/7 of the weekly required dose.

What if I'm away, for, let's say, 3 days ? Should I add 3 "daily dose" BEFORE I leave or when I'm back ?


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 04:06 PM
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I have a marine color dosing pump that does mine everyday for me. It's perfect for when I'm out of town for a couple days. Best thing I could have done!!! I don't have to worry about dosing at all anymore. I set it up to dose Marco at a 1/2 dose 2 times a day morning and afternoon and micro in the morning. All before the lights come on.
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If it is just 3 days, I wouldn't worry too much about dosing, especially if you are using EI.

Just continue your dosing as normal when you get back.


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You can also lessen your photoperiod and co2 by half for those 3 days. I've went on a week long vacation by doing this and plants were healthy except for being a bit leggy. Less light, less need for ferts. 3 days should not be that big of a deal unless you are running high light.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your replies.
Actually, it was not a need, more a théorical question.
Personally, I just let the tank live if I'm away...

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