Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Brandenburg, Ky
Stuck in reef mode, need a kick
So i'm used to dealing with a reef tank and it's nutrient requirements. I know nothing of the requirements for planted tanks.
I know in a reef ULNS, im looking for the following:
Phosphate .1 - .2
CA 450 -575 (depending on a few factors)
Mg - ~1300
What is the equivalent in the planted tank world?
I'm looking for a decent baseline to start from and tweak as necessary.
For instance i ordered some Thrive S and it states 1 pump per 5 gallons. But that really doesn't tell me what ideal levels should be. If i have a low plant load, is 1 pump too much? if i'm heavily planted is 1 pump to little?
I read through the faq in this section and really didn't see anything that spelled it out for me.
In a reef i can base much off of Ca. If im using X amount of Ca a day, i add X amount of other nutrients in addition to my Ca to keep things stable.