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Low Nitrate Seachem dosing

New to planted tanks and bought into the Seachem plan (Will look to move to EI when these bottles run out). My Nitrates were up at around 5ppm but had dropped to 0. They were 0 tonight when today was a nitrogen dosing day. So my question is should I up the Nitrogen dosage and start doing it daily until I start seeing some Nitrates again? Doing pressurized C02 KH 8-9 PH around 7 end of day.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 10:14 PM
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Yes, you should add more so it does not hit zero


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If you have the Seachem line dose to reach a target.
10ppm NO3 & 1ppm PO4 keeping the 10:1 ratio.


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Honestly I am pretty happy with Seachem ferts. I think when choosing fertilizers you have to look at the type of hobbyist you are. If you do not faithfully do a water change every week I would lean more towards one of the lighter fert choices. EI was just all sorts of algae issues for me.


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Thanks I will start upping the dosing tomorrow and work it up this week.
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