Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Missouri united states
For my own low tech, I looked at what full EI dosing for CO2 injected tank was for each or every other day dosing and took comfort that those tanks did not suffer from algae,fishes and shrimps thrived, and decided to dose this amount once a week.
I know that CO2 is what it is in my tanks without injection or excel or glut ,and that the plant's are getting nutrient's above and beyond fish foods and waste (poop).
This leaves only the lighting to adjust or worry about and so long as I don't try to put plant metabolisim in to high gear with lighting, the plant's thrive.
I change 50% of the water each week out of year's long habit that has served me well.
I clean filters once a month.
So far ,so good.