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EI Dosing - For my 3 tanks!?!?

Because I enjoy doing weekly 70% water changes, I would like to try estimative Index dosing. I've read it a couple of times, but usually when I'm tired and incoherent. I don't want to run into any deficiencies and certainly not algae. I would ultimately like to slow down the plant growth in my tanks. Aside from the 46 gallon bow tank, my tanks are less than 2 months old. I have a bucket of Plantex CSM, Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Sulfate and Mono Potassium Phosphate to mix up. I also have Excel to dose. What would you mix up seperately or together? How much (tsp or tbsp) of each dry mixture would you mix into how much water? How much of the mixture do I dose and how frequently? I am open to playing with the duration of my lights
and how I stagger them.

Thanks in advance!

David


Tank 1

50 Gallon Tank (36" x 18" x 18")
192 Watts of 6700K CF
Lights are staggered:
96 Watts on for 7 hours and the other 96 Watts on for 8 1/2 hours
ADA Powersand and Amazonia substrate
CO2 injected via external diffuser
w/Didiplis diandra, java moss, Anubias nana, Blyxa
40+ Rasbora Harlequin, 12 Ottos, 15 Cories, 20+ Shrimp

Tank 2

46 Gallon Bow Tank (36" x 16.25" x 20")
192 Watts of 6700K CF
Lights are staggered:
96 Watts on for 5 hours and the other 96 Watts on for 7 hours
ADA Powersand and Amazonia substrate
CO2 injected via Eheim filter
w/Anubias, Java moss, various stem plants, Java fern narrow, blyxa, bolbitus
40+ Lemon Tetras, 12 Ottos, 30+ Shrimp

Tank 3

17.5 Gallon ADA Tank (24" x 12" x 14")
150 Watts of 10000k Metal Halide
36 Watts of 6700k CF
Lights on for 5 1/2 hours (Metal Halide and CF come on at the same time)
ADA Powersand and Amazonia substrate
CO2 injected via diffuser disks
w/Java moss, Didiplis diandra, glosso, Blyxa, HC, bolbitus
12 ember tetras, 5 ottos, 15+ Shrimp
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