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I was wondering if it makes any difference to the plants at what point during the day they receive the nutrients I dose. Or do you have to dose during the photoperiod or can you dose when lights are off?
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As long as you are on a regular schedule, I would not think it matter's,
I personally do not want to let my plant's run a full photo period without fert's though!

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I'd say it depends how often you dose. If you are like me and dose once or twice a week, it won't matter. If you dose daily (or more ) it might make a difference. I don't recall where I read (could have been Tom Barr's finding) that plants take up nutrients at night/darkness as well, and dosing in the evening might not be such a bad idea. But I think we are splitting hair


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Probably splitting hairs but I am of the same thought as Craig... so I go for the earliest I can at the beginning of my light cycle.

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Thanks for the replies. I'm just happy if I remember to do it everyday. My wife is due in 2 weeks and with a new baby (our first) I'm guessing I'll be forgetting to dose more often than not!
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yep it happens with the kids.

I find myself doing the tank think after everyone has gone to bed. I still make the effort to dose before I go to work.

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