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Dumb and dumberer!!

Yes that's how dosing /fertilizing makes me feel. I just don't get it everytime I try to figure it out and attempt to learn I either get sidetracked reading different articles, get confused using the calculator or just can't focus. Maybe because having small kids I don't have the time to study it til late. Whatever the case I need help.

I have a 45 gal tank with med to high light and currently DIY co2. At my disposal are:

Flourish comprehensive
Flourish trace
Csm+b
Gh booster (3:3:1 K2SO4:CaSO4:MgSO4)
K2SO4
KNO3
KH2PO4

I'm currently using the comprehensive every other day and the csm+b on opposite days. I also use the gh booster after water changes.

Am I missing something? And when the comprehensive runs out what should I use? I prefer the dry ferts due to cost and also since I have a sump it's easy to just drop in there.

Advice please I'm begging

Thanks, Robert
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 04:31 AM
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Try using EI (Estimative Index) dosing:

40-60 Gallon Aquariums
+/- 1/2 tsp KNO3 3x a week
+/- 1/8 tsp KH2PO4 3x a week
+/- 3/4 tsp GH booster once a week(water change only)
+/- 1/8 (10ml) Trace Elements 3x a week
50% weekly water change

Nice and easy.

The Flourish and CSM+B are both trace mixes, so you should eliminate one. You will probably need to dose macronutrients as well.

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Try using EI (Estimative Index) dosing:

40-60 Gallon Aquariums
+/- 1/2 tsp KNO3 3x a week
+/- 1/8 tsp KH2PO4 3x a week
+/- 3/4 tsp GH booster once a week(water change only)
+/- 1/8 (10ml) Trace Elements 3x a week
50% weekly water change

Nice and easy.

Use CSM b as trace .
This, master EI first


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Thanks guys exactly what I was looking for dunno why I haven't been able to put my finger on it only looked about 100 times
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