- thanks - I think I'm making steps forward (in understanding this)...
The calc tells me how to mix the solution so I can get a specific PPM (7.5 of NO3 in this case). Then it also tells me how much K (and N) I get from that in PPM. But how do I find out how much K (for example) I need overall? Ack - that you're saying that I will likely have enough without K2SO4 (now what do I do with the K2SO4 I bought
) just want to see if I can follow this all the way through.
The one thing I don't understand is the graph at the bottom Rotola cald... why is there such a huge range of PPM for EI in the graph when above it tells me exactly what I need?
re: the other thread, I did add some Mg/Epsom salt and some K2SO4 while I was waiting to figure out the EI stuff - and it did seem to help, I saw less detioration in the anubis but the java fern didn't seem to change much... I also had an anubis bloom, not great, but still...
And then I also decided I wanted to do a reset on some of the plants I had in the tank. I had a few fast growing plants and that seem to be non-stop trimming and perhaps causing some of the imbalance, so I removed those and hopefully just have things that grow at a similar pace. I know that might be a shock to the tank but new ferts and new plants all at once will ideally be a faster way to what @PlantedRich
is hinting at.
So now I'm just doing the macros/micros (no more extra Mg), and will probably post another pic in a few weeks here. I'm trying to figure out the dose that I can use with a every other week WC, and seeing some GDA on the glass so far. I also noticed less pearling in the plants since the reset and new ferts - not sure why.
- yes I laughed out loud when I read this:
>>> So do give some thought to the balance between getting pretty close and enjoying the hobby...
I seemed to keep crossing line after line... first live plants then ferts then CO2 then DYI ferts. I keep thinking there is a point here where I'll have this figured out and then on cruise control, so yes that's the goal. Hopefully you can share from experience that it's attainable in some fashion