I need some help. Any fert Gurus want to lend some expertise?
I am about to make my inaugural foray into dry ferts. Been using SeaChem products to date. It's been tough to source dry ferts here in Canada but I have finally succeeded!
I purchased a "six pack" of nutrients from a local hydro store. It comes with everything you need; KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4, Trace elements, and also comes with MgSO4 and CaNo3 which I don't believe I will use (at least not often).
My big concern at the moment is using the trace elements. The mix seems to be on par (for the most part with) CSM+B.
Chelated Micronutrient Gaurantee (100grams approx. 4 ounces):
Compared to what I have read about CSM+B there are a few differences; CSM+B contains 1.5% Magneseium and an EDTA content of 55%. There are some minor descrepancies in the Boron count and the Molybdenum - DNT has a fair amount more.
Anyway, can someone with good knowledge or experience help me so I can get going with my dosing regime?
How do I mix this (trace) - ie. how much and how much do I put in?
Should I be concerned with the lack of EDTA?
Does any one have any experience with DNT?
Do I need to add anything further like Magnesium for example?
Can someone suggest a full EI dosing regimen? (I have a good idea how to do this but any advice would be helpful to me)
My Tank specs are:
- 4 t5ho bulbs (3 @ 6700K, 1 @ 10000K) 8.5 hrs/day 12" from surface of H2O, (+/-)34" from substrate
- Pressurized CO2 (approximately 6-7bps diffused through the atomic inline diffuser by GLA)
- %65 Black Florite + %35Eco Complete substrate
- Temp. is kept at about 80 degrees
- PH varies with co2 between 7.0-7.6
- KH 5, GH 9
- 2x Fluval 405 filters
The tank is heavily planted and stocked including:
Bronze Crypt Wendtii,
Echinodorus Franz Stoffell,
2 different Hygro (not sure the species at the moment)
(sorry if my spelling is not correct on some of these)
12 Rummy Nose
9 Emperor Tetra
4 Bristle nose
9 Amano Shrimp
2 zebra loaches
5 sterbi cory
PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!!!! I love my tank and i just want to make sure i don't do any thing wrong.