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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-21-2014, 09:52 PM
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Posted By Zorfox
You got it. Supplying non-limiting nutrients is a...

You got it. Supplying non-limiting nutrients is a big part of EI. That's what it does. But if we deviate from the recommended dosage levels or water changes using the method we need to understand how...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-21-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Zorfox
That's an important thing we should all remember....

That's an important thing we should all remember. Disturbing the substrate can cause ammonia(um) spikes. In the case of ammonia, we get algae. In a well matured tank we get, ultimately, nitrates....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-21-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Zorfox
Don't confuse yourself with posts that say I...

Don't confuse yourself with posts that say I dosed XYZ because of ABC and this happened. EI was originally devised to eliminate frequent water tests. However, the beauty is that the designer, Tom...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-19-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Zorfox
Actually, the dose is much higher, 25ml. ...

Actually, the dose is much higher, 25ml.

While I was writing a nutrient calculator I realized the calculator at Seachem's website uses approximations in their calculations. So the end result can...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-18-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Zorfox
I'm not the person to respond about containers. I...

I'm not the person to respond about containers. I keep them in whatever they came in. Water, Gatorade, Sriracha, or any other bottle that holds water to store solutions. Dosing bottles are nice....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-16-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Zorfox
I did indeed. The R/O waste water would vary...

I did indeed.

The R/O waste water would vary based on your tap water constituents and the efficiency of your unit. To say waste water from an R/O unit filtering very low TDS tap water is too...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-16-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Zorfox
Add the same amount of, I assume baking soda, to...

Add the same amount of, I assume baking soda, to your tank during your water change. It makes no difference whether you add it before or after water change.

Why would that make a difference?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-16-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Zorfox
Stupid question? Is there such a thing when one...

Stupid question? Is there such a thing when one is in doubt? :wink:

Yes, there is a difference. One reason we do water changes are to remove organics and other nefarious substances. There are...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-16-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Zorfox
Fixed. Thanks Matt. That was a typo lol

Fixed. Thanks Matt. That was a typo lol
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-16-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Zorfox
What's your GH? Typically, most water supplies...

What's your GH? Typically, most water supplies have sufficient Mg. I personally don't dose Mg because my GH is adequate. If you have a GH of 3dGH or more, chances are good that you won't need...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-16-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Zorfox
Positron, meet Orlando, well... lol. How could...

Positron, meet Orlando, well... lol. How could you go wrong with anyone from "The Swamp"? :wink:
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-13-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Zorfox
I wouldn't add ammonia as a regular nitrogen...

I wouldn't add ammonia as a regular nitrogen supplement. You may have limited success with a very low PH. Over 6.5 and you'll most likely end up with a tank resembling pea soup. Ammonia is one of the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-13-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Zorfox
The PH (better yet KH) should dictate the...

The PH (better yet KH) should dictate the frequency of dosing chelated trace elements. The harder the water the stronger the chelate needs to be or the more frequent you should dose.

I would be...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-11-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Zorfox
Well that's not the customer service I see on the...

Well that's not the customer service I see on the Travel channel for Montreal! lol

I'm sure you could eventually get the derivatives. However, proper advice would be to not risk toxicity. Use...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-11-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By Zorfox
You can call HDGI Technologies...

You can call HDGI Technologies (http://www.hydrodionne.com/) at 1-888-722-4769. They should be able to email you a "derived from" list. I'm pretty sure it would be fine since it's made for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-09-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By Zorfox
I agree with mattinmd. Good advise there. I...

I agree with mattinmd. Good advise there.

I also use a tap-tank system. I have added a pump to the faucet end. That way I don't waste as much water since I pay for that and the sewage fees. Using...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-09-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Zorfox
Understanding the impact water changes can make...

Understanding the impact water changes can make on nutrient levels is a huge part of nutrient management in the planted tank. Most eventually discover the nutrient calculators (http://rota.la/)....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-03-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By Zorfox
Below is the analysis and ingredients for Plantex...

Below is the analysis and ingredients for Plantex which is actually called Nutritrace CSM Mix now. A link for the manufacturer's description can be viewed here...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-20-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
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: 544
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: 544
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: 114
Views: 4,068
Posted By Zorfox
"Suggestive nudge"...

"Suggestive nudge"...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-16-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
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: 544
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: 114
Views: 4,068
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.
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