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EI Dosing

Want some clarification. I have been using seachem product and would like to try dry fert. For EI dosing, if I get the Macro Micro nutrient mix and dose daily according to dosing instruction here http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com/in...ion1=infopage3 Is this all I need for daily dosing? Also, I don't know how long does 2 cups last for 20Gal tank, can I mix more according to the instruction and store it for long term use, any problem?
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I've used this before, It worked well for me, does not contain phosphate so I would also pickup some KH2PO4... dont dose the two together or close in time because when combined a particulate can form. It's more of a minimalist approach. Also take in consideration light and co2, a low light no co2 tank may have enough phosphate from feeding the fish.
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Are u still using it? Did you dose daily or dose a little more to reduce the frequency like 3 times a week? I have diy co2, its been good and pearling. I have fish in the tank, so without P and simply using the mix, is it good enough? I guess I will have to experiment with it.
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I dosed daily... I started out at 1ml then moved up to 4ml daily over a few weeks. after about 4 weeks I started seeing GSA... since i had to order phosphate, I ordered the others as well in the dosing sticky.

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One indication that you need to dose phosphates is the appearance of green spot algae on the glass. If you have that, it usually means you aren't providing enough phosphate for the plants. Another indication is when you do dose some or more phosphate, the plants grow better. If that happens you need to dose it. Adding more of any fertilizer shouldn't improve the plant growth, if you already have enough of every nutrient.

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Thanks for all the info. Again, is it ok to double the dose to make less frequent dosing? Is it going to harm inverts like RCS?
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I never dosed above 5ml daily... I dosed everyday, never tried larger doses and skipping days...

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I probably should just get them separately KN03, KH2P04, and micro, and follow the dosing instructions. KN03 and KH2P04 can be dosed together?
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Are you dry dosing EI? If so, check out this thread for dosing regimes: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fe...-regimes_.html

I dry dose KNO3 and KH2PO4 on the same day, right after one another, (is that dosing together?) without any problems.
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Yup, thats what I meant. Any link about mixing them as a solution and dosage in liquid form? Thanks.
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