EI dosing schedule for 20H, pressurized CO2
Hey all, I've done my research and I *believe* I have my dosing schedule and amounts set, but I was hoping some experienced members could confirm for me before I place my order for dry ferts.
I have a 20H tank with the Finnex Ray II DD LED 24" light. According to the PAR data I've seen, that puts me at medium light. I will be beginning pressurized CO2 in the next couple of weeks.
As for my tap water, I do have nitrates present. According to my API test kit my nitrates are 10-20ppm (hard to distinguish the color...) straight from the tap, but I'm wondering if this is truly accurate because it's far from the .97ppm average that my local water report stated.
As for GH, my local water report states an average of 289ppm. We definitely have hard water... my wife will attest to that after growing up on very soft water.
Given all of the above, my plan is as follows:
50% H20 change-weekly
1/16 Tsp-KN03 3x a week (due to nitrates already in tap)
1/16 Tsp-KH2P04 3x aweek
1/16 Tsp-Trace 3x a week
1ml-Fe/Iron 3x a week (Flourish Iron)
I was not planning on adding GH booster given my hard water, but that's where I'm not quite sure what I should do. Also, I don't have a GH or KH test so I haven't actually tested my own tap in that regards. If I don't add GH booster, should I add anything else?
Lastly, when adding the dry ferts at the amounts above, do you just toss them directly into the tank? Including the CSM + B?
Thanks in advance!