Also, in case anybody is curious, here is my dosing mix:
Marco Mix (mixed into 16 ounces of water)
2 tbsp KNO3
1.5 tsp KH2PO4
1.5 tsp K2SO4
Micro Mix (mixed into 16 ounces of water)
1.5 tsp Micros
3/4 tsp Iron
16 ounces of water with those amounts provides 48 doses of 10 mL each, matching the recommended EI dosing amounts for a tank this size. The only variance from standard EI dosing is the extra Iron in the micro mix. I do that for the red plants.
With 6 doses per week, that's exactly 8 weeks of dosing. So I get 2 months out of each mix. I got the ferts from GLA.
Normally I'm good with my math, but for some reason it escaped me that my dosing is every other day from each tube. Thus it's 3 doses per week from each tube, and not 6. I just looked at my ferts and wondered why they are only about 1/2 empty on Friday. It dawned on me that 60 mL of 10 mL doses is two weeks.
As I just mentioned in the iAqua thread, my EI ferts came in from GLA today.
Since we have the same size tanks, and the plant quantity is similar (enough), and the same lights (well, up until your new toy arrived), I'm going to assume I can copy your EI schedule as well.
The mixing instructions are clear (dump x amount of the respective powders into 16 ml of water), but I have a couple of quick questions, if you don't mind:
1) Do you use distilled water to mix, or just tap water?
2) And just to confirm the schedule, you do 3 days of macros (10 ml per dose), and 3 days of micros (also 10 ml), and on the 7th day you rest?
3) What about Excel? Use any? (I know some mix it into one or the other of their solutions, both as an easy way to add to the tank all at once, and as an algae retardant within the solution)
4) Should I worry about our respective KH and GH levels?
Daily dosing is going to be a PITA until I get those auto-dosers set up, but at least is seems pretty straightfoward.
I assume I can just dump in the 10 ml dose when I feed them. My fish get to fast on Sundays, so that works out well, too.