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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Diana View Post
If you have a heavily stocked tank, and are therefore adding a lot of fish food that could explain higher nitrates, especially when combined with EI dosing.

I would cut the EI dosing in half and run that for a week or two.

Are you maintaining this as a high tech set up? High light, CO2?
If not, then the lower dosing of the ferts might be just right.
DIY co2, 4 - liter bottles, one changed out every week with a ceramic diffuser. Lights; two T8 - 24 inch 6700 K and one 24 inch T5HO 6500K.
36 Gallon tank. It is stocked well. Can the frequency of changing the filter effected water parameters?
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