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Old 02-22-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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What ferts for a High Tech 10G?


I currently have KN03, K2S04, KH2P04, and Plantex CSM + B that I bought from Nilocg. What should my dosing be for a 10Gal, with DIY CO2 (I may also dose excel as well...not sure yet)?

I am currently trying to figure the lighting situation out for the 10. Never kept such a small tank, let alone a high tech tank.

Also I plan on keeping just 1 carpet plant with a dirted substrate.
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It depends on what kind of dosing regimen you want to follow. Common dosing methods include Estimative Index (EI) and PPS-Pro.

More information can be found in my short write-up "A Primer to Planted Tanks" (linked in my signature below).
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Default What ferts for a High Tech 10G?

I suppose enough to keep a carpet lush and green. Thats really all I plan on growing. Trying the keep 1 or 2 species of plants from the same region. Not going all out for this one. This will only be my first high tech tank.
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Well, either of the aforementioned dosing regimens will work fine - they both achieve the same final goal (providing nutrients to plants), but go about achieving that goal in different ways.
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