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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-16-2016, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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EI and short vacation

Hi all,
I'm doing my water change every Saturday.
This week I will travel from Wednesday till Tuesday...
So I will be able to change the water only on Tuesday...

What to do with the schedule?

Thanks!
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Hi Eranio

I go through this all the time. I change my water every Saturday and dose from Sunday through Friday. Whenever I have to travel, I usually do water change in 2 weeks. but I add the same EI dose on alternate days. or I will do the first dose and then travel. It works for me. But its not as good as the normal schedule for sure. I also reduce a few hours of lighting everyday for the 2 weeks of travel.


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I personally wouldn't worry about a few days. I would double dose before you leave and leave everything else the same. EI provides quite a lot of room for error in regards to nutrients. Remember, EI provides quite a lot of nutrients. If you start trying to change everything just for a week off you're asking for trouble. Plants will be impacted more by altering lighting and/or CO2 levels than anything. Small changes in nutrient levels for a week? Not so much. Plants like stability.
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I tried to leave it as it is for a while but the problem I ran into was shedding of leaves. When I get back, I see a lotta leaves with holes and floating. I did try double dosing and it worked at times but mine is a 20G and some of my plants are sensitive to CSM+B.


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Thanks! I have 144g tank...
I'll double the dose till Wednesday and I'll change the water on Tuesday when I comeback.
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