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Starting EI

I was wondering if this is still the recommended routine for EI. I got the info from Dosing Regimes sticky.

My tank is a 55 gallon and this is what I got from the sticky

50% H20 change-weekly
1/2 Tsp-KN03 3x a week
1/8 Tsp-KH2P04 3x a week
3/4 Tsp-GH booster once a week
10ml or 1/8Tsp-Trace 3x a week
2-4ml-Fe/Iron 3x a week

Right now I am doing a 15 gallon water change a week with RO water but I am planning on upping it to 20-25 gallons next week. These are my most recent water parameters from yesterday. The Ph is with CO2 on and a green drop checker. I haven't checked it yet when it has gassed off.

PH 6.6
GH 16
KH 6
NO2 0
NO3 20
NH3/4 .25
PO3/4 .5

For my lighting I am using fluval planted + 2.0 on the highest setting for 8 hrs a day. I have some apistos in the tank as well as some tetras, shrimp, and snails.

What I was wondering is if I need to add anything else to my fertilizers since I am not adding anything to my RO water.

Just starting out
55 Gallon community tank
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