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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-01-2016, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Do i really need to dose?

Hi all sorry im a newbie just added a pressurised co2 injection system to my 230 litre tank a week ago.

Now my friends are telling me that i need to dose trace elements, potassium nitrate and magnesium sulphate into my tank. Is this really necessary? can i go without fertilzers? pictures of my tank are attached. thanks for your help
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What kind of light do you have? How tall is your tank? What do you estimate your C02 PPM to be. All depends if you need to dose or how much you need to dose.
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c02 is about 30ppm...my tank is 42cm tall and I have an LED light system 24W which was supplied with the aquarium when i bought it. thanks
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In general, plants do benefit from added ferts with or without CO2 injection. With experience, you can tell if your plants are hungry for ferts.
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