Dosing Before or After the CO2 is Turned on?
Title says it all. So I run a 80L low tech tank with a DIY CO2 system. In the morning when I come in to switch the CO2 on I notice my plants look quite pale and washed out. Its also at this point I would normally dose my plants too. 8 hours later when I come back to switch the CO2 off for the evening I notice a drastic change in their colouration which has got me thinking that I should dose after the lights turn off for the day.
Now I should say I've been running a diluted dosing regime where i take the recommended weekly dose (as per back of the bottle) and mix it with 700ml of tap water and divide that out over a 7 day period. Since Its a DIY CO2 system that turns on when I turn it on and not before the lights come on (normally an hour after).