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When to start dosing ferts?

Hi too all. I am new to the forum, and I wanted to find out if I can start dosing ferts to my 90 gal tank from the first day I set it up? Or how long do I have to wait before I can start dosing, if I have to wait? I will be doing the EI method

1 tsp KNO3
1/4 tsp KSO4
1/4 tsp KH2PO4
1/4 tsp Micro
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I wouldn't use any fertilizers in a tank without plants. If you have plants in the tank then start fertilizing.

If you play with chemicals you should know some chemisty.
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Yes I will have plants in the tank, and I will be using co2.
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Then don't use any ferts until you put plants in your tank!

If you play with chemicals you should know some chemisty.
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Okay thanks. The tank is not set up yet, I am just reading and trying to get info before I start.
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I would say dose the first day you have everything set up and plants in the tank.
what kind of lighting are you using? maybe you call us a little about the set up....
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I would say dose the first day you have everything set up and plants in the tank.
what kind of lighting are you using? maybe you call us a little about the set up....

It's a 90gal L-48" H- 24" W- 18". the lights i have are 4 x 54W HOT5, and the light is 5" above the rim of the tank.
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It really doesn't matter. You can dose Pre plants and it's not going to hurt anything but you must dose as soon as you add the plants.

What substrate are you going to use?


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It really doesn't matter. You can dose Pre plants and it's not going to hurt anything but you must dose as soon as you add the plants.

What substrate are you going to use?
Okay thanks. I am using Fluval Plant Stratum substrate.
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