|12-30-2012 09:39 PM|
|12-28-2012 08:09 PM|
|smiller||I read that earlier today and will do that. Thanks again.|
|12-28-2012 04:22 PM|
I'd say the latter.
1 tsp to my 180 should add 5ppm extra PO4.
I dose this amount 2-3x a week.
Run a test against the known standard for the test kit if you wish, see the sticky at the start of this subform for more info.
|12-28-2012 11:08 AM|
|12-28-2012 10:47 AM|
|12-28-2012 04:05 AM|
The test should read at least 5-6ppm PO4 after dosing, say 1 hour etc.
I dose 1 tsp 2-3x a week on my 180.
|12-27-2012 11:34 PM|
I think your levels are fine; just keep dosing per EI (or as you did, increasing the phosphates just a bit).
Also, you might as well make some calibration solutions for your Salifert test kit.
|12-27-2012 10:49 PM|
|Noahma||Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express|
|12-27-2012 10:35 PM|
Raising Phosphate Level
I haven't been able to get my phosphate level up to speed. I am dosing EI on my 150 CO2 injected tank. I just started the CO2 and EI last week after a few months of low tech. I raised the amount of KH2P04 to 1 tsp every three days from 3/8 tsp, but just started that this week. So far my level (per Salifert test kit) is only 1ppm. Salifert is normally a very reliable kit so I assume it is correct. Should I up my dosage amount or is there something else I am missing? I'm attempting to get it up over 3ppm at minimum.