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QQQUUUUAADDD 08-30-2012 06:54 PM

Dosing EI
 
I'm going to start dosing EI in my 29.

Specs:

2 X 24W T5HO 4 in over tank
DIY CO2

I want to start dosing EI. I decided that I'm going to get the Green Fertilizers Package: Micros and Macros Mix from GLA. I'm going to be doing 50% water changes on Sunday. I should be dosing 1/4 tsp KNO3, 1/16 tsp KH2P04, and 1/16 tsp CSM + B all 3x a week correct? And if extra K is required, I should dose K2SO4 the same amount as KH2P04 correct? What I don't understand is which day to dose which fert. Can someone help me out on this?

Thanks.

nilocg 08-30-2012 07:03 PM

20-40 Gallons
1/4 tsp KNO3 3x a week
1/16 tsp KH2PO4 3x a week
1/16 tsp K2SO4 3x a week(optional)
1/16 tsp (5ml) traces 3x a week

Dose the micros mwf and the macros t th sat.

morgan 08-30-2012 07:18 PM

I make 500ml batches of my micro and macro solution , if kept cool and dark it lasts perfectly fine

4tsp Potassium Nitrate
1.5tsp Potassium Phosphate
6tsp Magnesium Sulphate
mix into 500ml boiled and cooled Water

3x a week. (10ml per 50ltr of Aquarium water)

1.5 tsp trace into 500ml boiled and cooled Water
3x a week. (10ml per 50ltr of Aquarium water)

Dose 1 each day and rest on the 7th day.

triggergun 08-30-2012 07:35 PM

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This might help.

QQQUUUUAADDD 08-30-2012 08:06 PM

Thanks for all the help guys. I didn't really understand when to dose which ferts. Now I do!

QQQUUUUAADDD 08-30-2012 08:07 PM

Should I do a water change on Sat or Sun? Does it matter what time of day I dose?

jkan0228 08-30-2012 08:19 PM

Generally I did water changes on Sunday. Doesn't really matter when. As long as its always around the same time

QQQUUUUAADDD 10-16-2012 10:08 PM

Can I just dump the ferts in dry? What about the CSM+B, does that need to be mixed with water?

nilocg 10-16-2012 10:25 PM

Dumping them in dry will be perfectly fine, wont hurt the live stock at all.

QQQUUUUAADDD 10-16-2012 10:27 PM

Thanks!


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