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EI Dosing With A Pump Help

Hi all. I'm doing some pre-planning for a 50 Gal. planted aquarium with pressurized co2, t5ho lighting and an Eheim filter.

I will be using the EI method for fertilization. I've been reading that most people either add the dry ingredients directly to the tank, or mix up a bunch with water.

I have a couple peristaltic pumps laying around. Can they be used to add fertilizer to the tank? Will I need more than one batch? Or can all the ferts be combined into one batch.

Does anyone do this? Or, is it overkill.

Thank you for any advice.

Mike
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it could be interesting. one thing I know is that macros cannot be mixed with micros.
I suggest you to do a search for a member called wasserpet, also for auto-doser or peristaltic.


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Thanks pandapr. Found some useful info. I think i'll give it a try when my tank gets going. I need to build a stand first.
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