Originally Posted by JeffHerr
Thanks to all for the notes. Here are more details:
No CO2, only 7-9mL Excel daily
I have 2x65w T5 (correction, I have compact fluor) for 10hrs/day
I used a Magnum 250 and a supplemental koralia nano for increased circulation.
NO3 usually runs between 10 and 20.
Iron about .25
Phos is unknown
Ph is roughly 7+
GH and KH both 6, IIRC
Temp is 76
I will say that because I'm not dosing CO2, but am supplementing Excel, I'm not sure what exactly my EI amounts should be.
Someone suggested I should be dosing twice as much KNO3 as I am. Yes? No?
CORRECTION: I listed my lighting as T5, but it's standard compact fluorescent. Is 130w of CF for 55gal still too much?
Another CO2-less fishkeeper here. From what I have gathered, if you have 10-20 ppm nitrates you don't need any more and should stop there. maybe you should think of dosing 1/2, except possibly if you go down to zero.