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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-20-2014, 12:22 AM
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Posted By Zorfox
It's been a year or more. However, I had...

It's been a year or more. However, I had mentioned doing this in all types of tanks, high, medium or low. It makes no difference. PROVIDED you do water changes. Tom Barr commented that that's an...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-19-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By Zorfox
What type of water change schedule do you have? ...

What type of water change schedule do you have?

The reason I ask this is because full EI in a medium tech tank is harmless provided 50% weekly water changes. In fact, there is a much larger margin...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-18-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By Zorfox
I think the easiest approach to this as well as...

I think the easiest approach to this as well as many other issues is to simply dose non-limiting nutrients. Is my algae from an imbalance or lack of nutrients? What deficiency is this? Why do my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-16-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,394
Posted By Zorfox
"Suggestive nudge"...

"Suggestive nudge"...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-16-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By Zorfox
There are a lot of good points made here that...

There are a lot of good points made here that need reinforcing IMO.

Iím leaning more towards water changes and less concern about water parameters for low tech as well. I have a non scaped planted...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-14-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By Zorfox
Good advise if you don't already know your...

Good advise if you don't already know your levels.



Non limiting nutrient levels are listed below.

CO2 range 25-35ppm
NO3 range 5-30ppm (KNO3)
K+ range 10-30ppm (K2SO4 or GH booster)
PO4...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-03-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,394
Posted By Zorfox
Hate to see you go, however briefly. Yet, I would...

Hate to see you go, however briefly. Yet, I would like to see this happen for all of us.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-01-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,141
Posted By Zorfox
Philip, The point we're all trying to make is...

Philip, The point we're all trying to make is that supplying those nutrients at known levels (what we dose) eliminates nutrient limitations. Tests can be inaccurate. Adding a little KNO3 to be sure...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-01-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Zorfox
There's nothing wrong with that. I simply thought...

There's nothing wrong with that. I simply thought you were looking for more knowledge on the subject. To each is own.

I like a nice juicy grilled rib eye steak and a beer for dinner. Others find...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-31-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Zorfox
Many things have multiple uses at varying doses....

Many things have multiple uses at varying doses. Aspirin is great for a headache but taking the whole bottle...well. Thousands of hobbyists use it successfully without problems.

Here are a few...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-30-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By Zorfox
I would not do the initial dose as Seachem...

I would not do the initial dose as Seachem recommends. Simply do the daily dosing. Although you hear many people say they double the dose, start off slow. Slowly increase the dose to allow flora and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-29-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Zorfox
I don't think the plants will complain about...

I don't think the plants will complain about dosing macros on a weekly basis. I do this on a low tech tank with red cherry shrimp without issues.

There is an advantage of dosing micros three times...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-29-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Zorfox
Using the EI Low light/Weekly regime should be...

Using the EI Low light/Weekly regime should be adequate. That's 1/3 the full EI dosing which is about right for an Excel based tank. The bi-weekly water changes will be enough to prevent any build up...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-25-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,141
Posted By Zorfox
The values I listed came from a calculator...

The values I listed came from a calculator (http://zorfox.com/plantedtank/) I wrote. However, this (http://rota.la/) popular online calculator will give you the same numbers.

I think youíre...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-24-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,141
Posted By Zorfox
You definitely don't need to dose more. In fact,...

You definitely don't need to dose more. In fact, you're dose WAY too much.

Element Your dose Full EI EI Low light/weekly
K 60.7ppm 22.5ppm 10ppm
PO4 41.3ppm 3.9ppm 1ppm ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-23-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,562
Posted By Zorfox
The common use of mixing glut with nutrients are...

The common use of mixing glut with nutrients are as a preservative. Omitting the water in lieu of glut is something I have never tried. Apparently from that thread Diana has had success doing that. I...
Forum: Fish 10-23-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 875
Posted By Zorfox
Most algae wafers have high protein content as...

Most algae wafers have high protein content as well as algae. Repashy's Soilent Green (http://www.store.repashy.com/repashy-superfoods/retail/by-product-name-en/soilent-green-gel/) would be a great...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-23-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,562
Posted By Zorfox
I'm a little confused about your post. Did...

I'm a little confused about your post.

Did you want to mix your macros in the glut solution? If so, I have no idea if that is a good idea. My guess would be that it's not.

100ml if the glut...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-22-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Zorfox
Welcome to non-limiting fertilizers! The ranges...

Welcome to non-limiting fertilizers! The ranges that are listed are non-limiting levels. Plants will have more than they will ever need. IF you could test for them they would NOT be undetectable as...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-22-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Zorfox
Tonight I'm more in the mood to "teach a man to...

Tonight I'm more in the mood to "teach a man to fish" rather than "giving him a fish".

Plantex is Plantex CSM +B. However, you can use Flourish comprehensive instead if you already have it. They...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-21-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Zorfox
I see where you got it from now. They are using...

I see where you got it from now. They are using 100% ferrous gluconate. Never the less their calculations are wrong lol.

I wouldn't call your water soft. With those values DTPA would be a better...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-21-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Zorfox
I’m not sure where you got that recipe but it’s...

I’m not sure where you got that recipe but it’s wrong. First off a ľ cup of water is not 65.5ml it’s 59.1471ml. If you add 20 grams of Ferrous gluconate 12.46% to ľ cup of water you get a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By Zorfox
Here is a very good article on CO2 and light. It...

Here is a very good article on CO2 and light. It explains a lot of this. It also shows how much CO2 alone will stimulate growth.

CO2, light and growth of aquatic plants....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-21-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By Zorfox
I dose my macros once a week and micros 3 times...

I dose my macros once a week and micros 3 times per week on a low tech 10 gallon.

I dose the new water with one full EI dose of macros from the solutions listed here...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-21-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,774
Posted By Zorfox
I didn't know this. The things I learn here lol

I didn't know this. The things I learn here lol
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