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My initial dosing plans

Going to be setting up a lower tech 30g 36x12x16 tall and am trying to finalize my dosing strategy.

Im going to be using RO/DI water so I will need to remineralize it.

My plan is to use CAS04 to 28ppm CA and MGSO4 to 8ppm MG
This should get me just shy of 6gh at a 3.5 to 1 ratio ca/mg.

For KH i'm planning to use K2CO3 to boost to 3dkh

As far as Macros and Micros i'm thinking of starting off with Nilocg's EI dosing liquid recipe for a 29g without added MGSO4
and doing only once a week or doing 1/3 strength doses 3 x's a week to spread it out to get low tech EI levels.

Does everything look in order?
I haven't missed anything obvious have I?
Does this look like a good starting point to get things going?
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Going to be setting up a lower tech 30g 36x12x16 tall and am trying to finalize my dosing strategy.

Im going to be using RO/DI water so I will need to remineralize it.

My plan is to use CAS04 to 28ppm CA and MGSO4 to 8ppm MG
This should get me just shy of 6gh at a 3.5 to 1 ratio ca/mg.

For KH i'm planning to use K2CO3 to boost to 3dkh

As far as Macros and Micros i'm thinking of starting off with Nilocg's EI dosing liquid recipe for a 29g without added MGSO4
and doing only once a week or doing 1/3 strength doses 3 x's a week to spread it out to get low tech EI levels.

Does everything look in order?
I haven't missed anything obvious have I?
Does this look like a good starting point to get things going?
Remineralization looks good.

No experience with Nilocg's EI product, but in general a lower dose for a low tech tank should be a good place to start. Later the plants health will be your guide.

And much depends on your plant stocking. A bunch of crypts/swords/anubias/ferns need very little light or dosing. Start throwing some stems in there and needs will change.

Good luck with the start up.


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