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New light=New doseage?

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I just recieved my new lighting and pumping more WPG into my tank. I originally had 2.3 WPG and with the new light I am at 4.7 WPG. I have read that with high wattages per gallon dosing both macros and micro should be done hard. As of right now I am dosing as follows: Water Changes every other day and adding 1/8tsp of phophate, 1/4 pottasium and then some, 1/2 nitrate with the water changes. On opposite days 1tbls and 1tsp into 250ml of water and putting 15ml into the tank. I know it sounds like much but I dont think it has had any negative effects. Should I change any of the following? I am also pumpling pressurized co2 into the tank at 32ppm. Thanks for the great great help!
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Make sure you keep the C02 high, and you can dose pretty much as you wish!
How are the plant's responding to the new light's? and any sign's of algae? if so increase C02.


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As of right now my plants are taking the new light like champs. Im keeping my fingers crossed hoping not to get any algae but only time will tell. I dont even turn on the lights in my living room just run off of the aquarium lights My co2 as of right now measures 35ppm and noticed my first case of pearling without a water change, very excited about this! keep my situation updated.
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