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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Daily Dosing of fert. Anyone do it?

I'm thinking of doing a daily dose of fert in my 5 gallon tank. Currently I'm using Excel until I get my Co2 working the way I want it to.

I have some Tropica Master grow which I used a few years ago. That worked pretty well, but I've read online that people are adding fert daily.
I found this online: http://www.bestaquariumregulator.com/dosing.html

Does anyone do this and if you do, what are you using?
Suggestions?


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 07:19 PM
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A lot of us are doing this. Me personally am dosing CSM+B and pottasium. But since I am low light and most of my plants are root feeders I use root tabs more and find these to be more important to healthy plants. Really the only plants that get most of there nutrients from the water column are stem plants. most plants with huge root systems like crypts and swords get there nutrients from the soil so root tabs are important to them.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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I read online that it is a mixture of these nutrients:
Fe 6.53%
Mn 1.87%
Mg 1.40%
Zn 0.37%
Cu 0.09%
Mo 0.05%
B 1.18%

Would Seachem's Flourish work? I can get that locally. 1 ml for 5 gallons or mix a batch and use that daily?

Again, I'm looking for some suggestions here and I don't want to grow algae again.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 10:29 PM
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i dose daily for all my high light tanks.
3 days a week i dose KNO3, KH2PO4, and KSO4
3 days a week its plantex CSM+B with flourish excel and flourish iron (for extra Fe)
the 7th day is a water change and a dose of gh booster (i use seachem equilibrium).
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ADA ferts daily per instructions. I used to dose EI. No difference either way. I'll probably go back to EI after a while but I enjoy ADA for the time being. More convenient given my schedule and I'm too lazy to make solutions or dig around for my measuring spoons.
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Been doing for 4yrs now and I have a liquid auto doser that's doing it everyday. I use a modified EI dosing and follow a weekly water changed. Plants grows steady not as fast and not as slow its just right, needed not to do so much on my tanks. Yes tanks, I have a 120h and a 60h tank both have the same dosing everyday.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have a suggestion on where to start on this? I've seen tons of methods in various forums. everyone is different it seems.

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