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Dosing Non C02 Dirted Tank

I recently bought some day ferts from NilocG (Micros and and Macros) along with two 500ml bottles to mix them for my 90 gal dirted non CO2 tank.

Dosing Instructions I am just seeking clarity so should I mix the amounts used for 20ml per 90 Gal under El Nutrient section and measure out 20 ml and dose once a week for macros and once a week for micros.
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I recently bought some day ferts from NilocG (Micros and and Macros) along with two 500ml bottles to mix them for my 90 gal dirted non CO2 tank.

I am just seeking clarity so should I mix the amounts used for 20ml per 90 Gal under El Nutrient section and measure out 20 ml and dose once a week for macros and once a week for micros.
Dirted tank depends on what the dirt releases into the water column.
What type of dirt was used?

You are correct with the dosing instructions but macro and micro on separate days.
May only need 1/2 micro dose using dirt.


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Dirted tank depends on what the dirt releases into the water column.
What type of dirt was used?

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Thanks for your reply Miracle grow organic......

Can I use deionized distilled water?

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Can I use deionized distilled water?
Yes or a bottled water derived from R/O.

I use the regular Miracle-Gro 40lb and Scott's Premium Topsoil 1/2 cu.ft.
Sifted with mesh and soaked to remove floating matter.
I am the king of cap breaches thus need for screening and soaking.

I notice 1-2ppm of PO4 leaching from the soil and about .25 to .5 NH3.
Slight surface scum for about 6 weeks. No critters till after 8 weeks.
During these times I don't dose EI macros I only add KNO3 to 20ppm.

I am interested to know how the organic behaves since I could not find it, ever!


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