Originally Posted by timwag2001
you can use ei at any time. if you arent using high light or co2 than you'll have less nutrient uptake, so you can cut back on the amount of ferts used.
Good to know! I think the plants were losing light and not getting the full 36W. My bulbs were sitting sideways, so technically only getting half the 18W on each bulb. I have the plant grow strips you hang under the counter to grow land plants. I have tipped them so all the light is pointing into the tank. I covered them w/ tin foil so light is reflected back into tank. Yes, very low tech and DIY, but it's what I have. I can visually see a difference in brightness already. The Seachem liquids are at the end. I'm debating going EI and using dry ferts. I've read this is the way to go, as liquid ferts are mostly water. Correct me if I'm wrong or if there is a liquid all-in-one product. I plan on updating my lights hopefully next week to T5HO. At that point I'll be adding DIY CO2.