My tank is 500 liters, 132 us gallons, 200x50x50 centimetres, but there will be only about 300 liters, 79 gallons, of water. 3x70W metal halides with Philips Mastercolour lamps, enough CO2 added, sand as the substrate and layer of red clay underneath with bottom fertilisers, lots of plants, also the demanding ones, no fish, just some Crystal Red shrimps and apple snails, so bio load is medium or low.
conductivity <20 mS/m
carbonate hardness 1.4 dKH
total hardness 3.8dGH
NO3 0,3-1 mg/l
NO2 <0.003 mg/l
Ammonium 0.01 mg/l
Fe 0.03 mg/l
Mn 0.02 mg/l
I need to raise total hardness to about 8 and keep the pH around 7 - 7.5. Temperature will be 24 celcius.
This is what I have:
Tropica MasterGrow, Seachem Flourish + Trace
Hortigrow Mikro (B 0.33, Cu 0.05, Fe 2.0, Mn 1.14, Mo 0.025, Zn 0.3 g/100 ml), chelated iron (8 g/100ml), chelated manganese (7.8 g/100ml), magnesium sulfate (Mg 9.7%, S 13.0%), potassium sulfate (purity min. 99%), potassium nitrate (purity 98%), gypsum (CaSO4), baking soda. Do you need to know more specific things about those? I don't have anything containing P. Hortigrow Mikro, iron, manganese and magnesium sulfate are from here, http://www.kemira-growhow.com/English/
, but there's no information about them in english :/
So, how do I start dosing?
And I would really, really appreciate help. I don't know if anyone here in Finland uses the EI yet, so I would like to be succesfull with this one so I can recommend it to others too