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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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Dry dosing and fish trying to eat

I just started dry dosing on my new tank. Fish try to eat some small chunks of fertilizer.. Is it ok?
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Mine do the same, they just spit it back out so i wouldnt worry.

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Yea, it's nothing to worry about. I try to put some food in one side of the tank and the ferts on the other just to be nice, but I've been EI daily dosing my tank for like 6 months now and haven't noticed any problems with my fish from trying to eat the stuff.

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Can dry dose at night? or mix dry fertz with a cup of water.
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Tbh, the fish eventually realize it isn't good and then stop caring about the dry salts.
I see no point in pre-mixing or anything like that, I just throw in the salts and call it a day.

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Can dry dose at night? or mix dry fertz with a cup of water.
You can dry dose at night. You can also mix them with some water before dosing. Some people like to premix the dry fertilizers into water because they find it easier to dose or because they are using an automatic doser.

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