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post #26 of (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffHerr View Post
Thanks to all for the notes. Here are more details:
No CO2, only 7-9mL Excel daily
I have 2x65w T5 (correction, I have compact fluor) for 10hrs/day

I used a Magnum 250 and a supplemental koralia nano for increased circulation.

NO3 usually runs between 10 and 20.
Iron about .25
Phos is unknown
Ph is roughly 7+
GH and KH both 6, IIRC
Temp is 76

I will say that because I'm not dosing CO2, but am supplementing Excel, I'm not sure what exactly my EI amounts should be.

Someone suggested I should be dosing twice as much KNO3 as I am. Yes? No?

CORRECTION: I listed my lighting as T5, but it's standard compact fluorescent. Is 130w of CF for 55gal still too much?
Another CO2-less fishkeeper here. From what I have gathered, if you have 10-20 ppm nitrates you don't need any more and should stop there. maybe you should think of dosing 1/2, except possibly if you go down to zero.

MY TANK: Planted 10g; 2 x 10W CFL; Fluval U2 internal filter; MGOCPM/black sand cap
A Silent Cycled Tank

Last edited by Django; 02-08-2013 at 09:22 AM. Reason: correction
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