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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Lets Discuss My Dosing Schedule!

Hey All!

So I've been working on my first ever tank for about 7 months now. Its a low tech tank but I've been implementing a strict dosing schedule, which I now think is ready for an upgrade. In all honesty, my tank has performed pretty well considering that it does not use any CO2 injection. But I've been considering starting dosing Nitrogen and Phosphorus and I figured that some of you guys would be able to help decide when in my schedule would be ideal.

The plants in my tank are:

- Monte Carlo
- Weeping Moss
- Anubius Nana (Surprisingly struggling)
- Sagitaria Subulata
- Staurogyne Bihar
- Staurogyne Repens
- Java Fern
- Cryptocoryne Costata
- Lobelia Cardinalis (Struggling)
- Hygrophilia Pinnatifida
- Cabomba (Struggling)

I concede that given that I dont have injected CO2 my "red" plants arent very red. But besides that, they're ok but could be better. I've attached a picture of my tank and my dosing schedule.

I'm open to any constructive criticism, thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 09:40 AM
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What do your phos and nitrate levels read?

Also you give dosing amounts and schedule but I don’t see anywhere where you say what size tank it is?

Actually looks very well kept, good job. Only using a test kit will tell you if you need to dose those 2 elements.
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