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02-17-2016 03:48 PM
Padres1234
Quote:
Originally Posted by WfxXx View Post
20~40gal
50% H20 change-weekly
1/4 Tsp-KN03 3x a week
1/16 Tsp-KH2P04 3x aweek
1/2 Tsp-GH booster once a week
5ml or 1/16Tsp-Trace 3x a week
Optional
1-2ml-Fe/Iron 3x a week

"If dosing a 10gal highlight C02 enriched tank,
divide above regime x2"
I have 2 questions about this. I am going to be having a heavily planted 10g tank eventually, but it will start off lightly planted until it grows in.

1.) Should I hold off or reduce the amount of EI dosing until the plants grow in more? Or should I go for the normal full dose to allow them to grow in quicker?

2.) According to this calculator (found from reddit's planted tank helpful guides section) it is recommending more of each nutrient than in this guide. Any clarification on this? For a 10g here is what it is recommending.

http://prnt.sc/a4hvyo

As you can see it is quite a bit more in some areas. I don't wanna mess this up and cause my first tank to plummet so any advice helps
07-29-2015 06:36 PM
Speed Can someone correct or comment on my EI Dosing schedule:

Macro Solution 

6tsp Potassium Nitrate

2tsp MonoPotassium Phosphate

2-4tsp Potassium Sulphate

500ml RO water
10 Ml for each 13 Gals


Micro Solution 

1tbsp CSM+B

500ml RO Water
10 Ml for each 13 Gals


Iron Chelate (Dosed on Micros days)
7tsp
500ml
1 ML for each 10 Gals
05-12-2015 08:21 PM
newbieplanter
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Originally Posted by Dead2fall View Post
Put some vinegar or excel in your mix next time
Used excell?
05-12-2015 03:56 PM
Dead2fall Put some vinegar or excel in your mix next time
05-12-2015 10:25 AM
newbieplanter
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Originally Posted by jerrytheplater View Post
I know you wrote this 10 years ago, and I hope you will see this question, Can you describe the "mold" you are seeing in your trace mix?

Is it black and stringy and slimy? Or is it a film on the bottom of the container?

I am wondering if you were seeing a precipitation in the bottle. EDTA is more soluble at pH 8 than 5.
I always get some little pieces of white slime, they start at the bottom then i shake it an there all over the bottle? This is from the all in one ferts mix from aquarium ferts .com.
05-12-2015 03:55 AM
jerrytheplater
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Originally Posted by Georgiadawgger View Post
Personally, I always end up with a mold in my bottle even though I put it in the fridge
I know you wrote this 10 years ago, and I hope you will see this question, Can you describe the "mold" you are seeing in your trace mix?

Is it black and stringy and slimy? Or is it a film on the bottom of the container?

I am wondering if you were seeing a precipitation in the bottle. EDTA is more soluble at pH 8 than 5.
07-11-2014 01:36 PM
MeCasa Bump - this should be stickied
06-26-2014 12:40 PM
AnotherHobby
Quote:
Originally Posted by bhush View Post
I'm dosing with EI method
3x Macros {Weekly}
3x Micros {Weekly}
Please tell me at what time I should dose 'Macros' &
what time I should dose 'Micros'

I Turn-on the Lights at 3:00p.m. & Turn-off at 11:00p.m.
Please replyasap I'm waiting...
Due to the nature and philosophy of EI, time of day is not important. That said, I run my auto-doser at 6 am so that the nutrients are well mixed throughout the water for when the daytime lights come on at noon. I don't think it makes much of a difference though.
06-26-2014 12:29 PM
bhush I'm dosing with EI method
3x Macros {Weekly}
3x Micros {Weekly}
Please tell me at what time I should dose 'Macros' &
what time I should dose 'Micros'

I Turn-on the Lights at 3:00p.m. & Turn-off at 11:00p.m.
Please replyasap I'm waiting...
04-30-2014 08:26 AM
audioaficionado I haven't checked my CO2 levels in over a year. Just eye balled the bubble rate and watch the fish. The plants will grow and choke up the whole tank in about 2-3 months if I don't do heavy pruning. Haven't used any of my dry ferts either. Just what the fish supply.
04-19-2014 11:41 PM
Catf1sh ^^ I guess it's back to the good old drop checker method..
04-19-2014 11:28 PM
Hoppy Has anyone seen data showing the range of ppm of CO2 in water exposed to room air? Without knowing that, the de-gas method for measuring CO2 isn't accurate at all. A 1pH drop caused by CO2 means the ppm of CO2 went up by a factor of 10. But, if you don't know where it started you don't know what to multiply by 10 to get the ppm of CO2. People assume it will start at 3 ppm, but I haven't seen the data to prove that.
04-19-2014 11:12 PM
Catf1sh How effective is the de-gas method at measuring co2?
03-10-2014 04:28 AM
newbieplanter Been useing this method for sometime now 50% WC on Sundays, Nutrient dosing is done following the water change.
Su, Tu, Th: 1 tsp KNO3, 1/8 tsp KH2PO4, 1/4 tsp K2SO4
M, W, F: 10 ml Plantex/iron from a stock solution of 2 tbsp in 500ml water. Since then i have rescaped my tank to mostly anubis from a stocked tank of stems/root feeders an moss, questiin is should i cut back on any of the ferts? Not seeing any algae or anything so i guess i would be doing it to be a cheapskate lol anyway what do u guys think?

This is my tank now.
02-12-2014 04:57 AM
randpost Just checking on some calculator calculations. Assuming I have the right plant density lighting etc. I want to make two bottles with the listed items. Does this seem right?

29g tank

Macro Bottle
Kno3 - 27.25tsp per 500ml with 5ml doses - 7.5ppm
KH2P04 - 5.3tsp per 500ml with 5ml doses - 1.3ppm
K2S04 - 37.2tsp per 500ml with 5ml doses - 7.50ppm

Micro Bottle
Plantex = 17.1tsp per 500ml with 5ml doses - .50ppm
Iron 11% = 10.1tsp per 500ml with 5ml doses - .50ppm
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