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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-05-2018, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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New at ferts

I just starting up my planted tank next week itís a 10g with ai prime light . My planted should be here next weekend some time and am ording my co2 regulator tomorrow . I have never done a planted tank befor and was wondering for a beginner what way should I does ferts to make it easier at first. Should I do ei dosing / all in one fert or get all dry ferts and learn how to mix it? Just want to start of the right way
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Dry ferts is the least on the pocket, under $20 for EI package @
A small scale under $20 from "The Bay"

All 6 bottles 250ml from Seachem around $48 ???

You came make up EI bottles from recipe @
Depending on plant mass you may just not need the full EI dose per week.

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You could also use NilocG liquid product "Thrive" and just pump in the required dose 1, 2, or 3 times per week depending on your setup and do a 50% water change end of week. I suspect many would agree this is better than the Seachem dosing of all the individual products.

I'm new as well to planted so feel free to correct me if i'm wrong.
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I found a website here in canada for the ferts the plant guy. Ca and I think I might try the ei dosing it seems pretty easy to do just a little worried to get co2 right and the ferts
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