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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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setting up dossing need a little help

ok, so i have a a med high light tank using glo 2t5ho lights. ( i may lower it a the light a bit with some screen mesh) with pressureized co2. (still waiting for parts but on the way)

i am 26gal 100l or so 24" to bottom.

currently im lightly planted but will add more as i get my co2 up currently im using a 2 pop bottle system.

im looking at following the following schedual

20~40gal
50% H20 change-weekly
1/4 Tsp-KN03 3x a week
1/16 Tsp-KH2P04 3x aweek
1/2 Tsp-GH booster once a week
5ml or 1/16Tsp-Trace 3x a week
Optional
1-2ml-Fe/Iron 3x a week

I have currently use seachem root tabs i aslo use some seachem excell, iron, and flourish as well las kno3 (salt petre) and a phosphate solution from my pharmacy. I also have some epsom salts onhand as well but havent been using them.


in an effort to keep my future costs low I have ordered some:

osmocote plus root tabs

and am placing an order for

k2so4 -- do i need this?
csm+b
kh2po4
GH booster
from rex if he is still around i sent him an email

Once i get the new co2 up and going and use up my current liquids i hope to switch to the dry compounds.

I think i have everything covered from the dosing guide

20~40gal
50% H20 change-weekly
1/4 Tsp-KN03 3x a week --------------- salt petre
1/16 Tsp-KH2P04 3x aweek-------------rex order
1/2 Tsp-GH booster once a week -------rex order
5ml or 1/16Tsp-Trace 3x a week--------csm+b rex order?
Optional
1-2ml-Fe/Iron 3x a week----------------i have red flourte rock and i think i can suplement with a bit of liquid?

root tabs for the roots as well.

am i missing anything?

Last edited by beagord; 11-11-2011 at 03:16 PM. Reason: clairify
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i ordered k2so4 but am not sure if i need it or not.
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I am not sure you need GH booster unless you have really soft water with little mineral content.
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i think our water here is average about 7 or so its been a while since i checked just tap water
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