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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-28-2006, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Dosing routine affirmation..

What do you guyys think of this dosinng routine?

------------ KNO3-KH2PO4-Trace-- K+----Iron
T------------------1/4 tsp------- 1/2 tsp
T------------------1/4 tsp
S------------------1/4 tsp-------1/2 tsp

Tank Size: 85G
Light: 188W (2x40WT8, 2x52WT5)
Subs. Flourite
Co2 pressurized, about 30ppm(hopefully steady) according to Table...

pH 7.0
kH 10
gH 16-17
No3 (difficult, but 50ppm out of the tap, hence no dosing KNO3.)

Any other info required?

main reason i'm asking is just to be sure...

also I'm getting som fine threaded algae, that seems a bit iffy... and of course the dreaded brush algae..

I asked @ the Barrreport, but my schedule came out all wrong...
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-30-2006, 12:29 PM
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It would help a little more if you converted the dosing to ppm. For instance, you're dosing K+ at 1/2tsp but is that a mixed solution like Seachems Potassium or is it as something else? Sure it's easy enough to figure what ppm of PO4 you're dosing but what are your levels in the tank?
The schedule looks good, but without knowing what is going in or what is there, it may not be good.
I assume you have no phosphates in your tap?
Just out of curiosity...where did you get 40W T8 bulbs?
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