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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2006, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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best time to dose?

when is it the best time to dose? before the lights go on, during, or after. thanks.
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i've always wondered this too. I've had success adding ferts in the morning before the lights go on. The reson behind that is that's when its convenient for me to do it, not because i think its better than other times.
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I also do it in the morning just because its convient for me . i dose pmdd premix and put it in dry directy on the hob filter. I really dont think it matters as long as your levels are good and your consistant.
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I believe that this subject has been explored before...either on this board or another.
From what I remember, it doesn't matter when you dose, as long as you do it!
Macros one day, trace and iron the other day, 50% water change once a week.
I used to dose my iron with the macros, but I read that it helps induce green spot algae that way.

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