Dosing EI
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fertilizers and Water Parameters


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-30-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
QQQUUUUAADDD
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 164
Default

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.
QQQUUUUAADDD is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #2
nilocg
Naive & Cavalier
 
nilocg's Avatar
 
PTrader: (447/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: PacNW
Posts: 2,396
Default

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.
nilocg is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
morgan
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: England
Posts: 63
Default

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.
morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 07:35 PM   #4
triggergun
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Kansas City MO
Posts: 94
Default



This might help.
triggergun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
QQQUUUUAADDD
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 164
Default

Thanks for all the help guys. I didn't really understand when to dose which ferts. Now I do!
QQQUUUUAADDD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 08:07 PM   #6
QQQUUUUAADDD
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 164
Default

Should I do a water change on Sat or Sun? Does it matter what time of day I dose?
QQQUUUUAADDD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 08:19 PM   #7
jkan0228
Planted Tank Guru
 
jkan0228's Avatar
 
PTrader: (115/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
Posts: 5,473
Default

Generally I did water changes on Sunday. Doesn't really matter when. As long as its always around the same time
jkan0228 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 10:08 PM   #8
QQQUUUUAADDD
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 164
Default

Can I just dump the ferts in dry? What about the CSM+B, does that need to be mixed with water?
QQQUUUUAADDD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 10:25 PM   #9
nilocg
Naive & Cavalier
 
nilocg's Avatar
 
PTrader: (447/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: PacNW
Posts: 2,396
Default

Dumping them in dry will be perfectly fine, wont hurt the live stock at all.
nilocg is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 10:27 PM   #10
QQQUUUUAADDD
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 164
Default

Thanks!
QQQUUUUAADDD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012