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EI Dosing and Water Changes!

Hey Guys,

So finally I am dosing my tank with the EI regimen, woohoo! (just got my dry ferts today) So here is my question: I currently do a weekly water change of 10 Gallons for my 55 Gallon tank. With EI is this going to be way too little? I would say 10 gallons removes about 30% from the water level of the tank.

Every week I drive to get my two 5g bottles filled with soft water for my water change! I suppose if I must I can go buy more bottles to fill!

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Hey Guys,

So finally I am dosing my tank with the EI regimen, woohoo! (just got my dry ferts today) So here is my question: I currently do a weekly water change of 10 Gallons for my 55 Gallon tank. With EI is this going to be way too little? I would say 10 gallons removes about 30% from the water level of the tank.

Every week I drive to get my two 5g bottles filled with soft water for my water change! I suppose if I must I can go buy more bottles to fill!

Thanks
id say its not enough.. when i was EI dosing i was doing about 20 gallons on my 50. To be honest, i dose maybe 3 times every 2 weeks now.. and the plants are great with little to no algae

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I would do 20 gallon water changes on your 55G every week with EI.
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