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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-01-2006, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Dosing Slow Growers......

The 55gal. that I just changed to a planted tank only contains Compacta Swords, Anubias, Micro Swords and Crypts (wendtii-green and Brown, willisii, walkeri).

These are slow to medium growers, so I am wondering if I should dose them less or less often....???

I know the answer is to test and go by the test results, but my question is really more theory: Slower Growers use less nutrients requiring less dosing frequency and/or quantity. Is that Correct...???

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I would say the dosing is related more to the light intensity you have than to the growth rate of the plants. With high light intensity the slow growers will be much faster growers. And, that means more ferts. Testing isn't needed if you use the EI method.

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