|03-04-2013 08:59 PM|
|Thesmilingfish||Oh, thank you! That makes a lot more sense!|
|03-04-2013 05:42 AM|
Sometimes, it is easier to do a Google Search for things (such as Estimative Index) and get it straight from the source (Tom Barr's forum).
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon per 192 mL of water.
The 250 mL of water is slightly more dilute, but should work as well.
EI dosing was not meant to be extremely accurate.
|03-04-2013 04:06 AM|
|Thesmilingfish||I know, I've read it|
|03-04-2013 03:16 AM|
|03-04-2013 02:00 AM|
There is dry dosing as well, if you wish to go that route.
Using just Plantex CSM+B is fine too.
|03-04-2013 01:50 AM|
No? I just don't know what it wants me to do when it says Mixing Trace Element and Iron, Plantex CSM+B,
Fe/Iron Chelate 10%- mix 1Tbsp per 250ml water-
one cap full=5ml
Is it just one 1 table spoon from each?
|03-04-2013 01:11 AM|
|03-04-2013 01:10 AM|
THERE's a member Nilcog that sells dry ferts
tell him your set up n he will give u what u need
|03-04-2013 12:07 AM|
|Thesmilingfish||Thanks, I just bought some online, but I just have one more question, with the trace elements are you supposed to add tbsp of the two separately or mix them together and only do a half tbsp of each ( per 250 ml water)???????|
|03-03-2013 11:20 PM|
Once you learn the basics of EI, you will realize that the chemicals are much more affordable than commercially available fertilizers, and quite a bit easier than you may have initially thought.
|03-03-2013 10:04 PM|
|Thesmilingfish||I looked at that and it's really confusing, where am I supposed to get that stuff? I was just hoping for like a brand that might in combination with some others cover all the basics|
|03-03-2013 04:02 AM|
|Hoppy||I assume you want your plants to grow and be healthy from the first day you plant them. That means you want to provide everything the plants need to grow well, right from the start, not 4 weeks later, after they have begun to starve and die. If you look at the list of threads for this forum, the first one is Fertilizer and Water Parameter FAQ's. Click that, and the first thing you see is a link to a thread on dosing fertilizers. There is where the answer about what to dose is.|
|03-03-2013 03:24 AM|
What ferts should I use in my tank?
So I recently changed my lights and substrate in my 16 gallon because I really want a nice planted tank, and I just added my first few plants ( some dwarf chain sword, java fern, and an anubias barteri) and I was wondering if I should start using some ferts after awhile ( I read your supposed to wait like 4 weeks or so) and if so what kind?