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When To Dose?

Hi, I am currently using PPS-Pro and I know that I should add the ferts before the lights come on. Question is how long before they come on, or how long after they go off (ok to dose the night before after the lights are out)? I have a 60g, planted, with CO2.
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Honestly, it's not that important. It is with CO2 injection but fertilizers? Not so much. Keeping nutrients in a "therapeutic" range is all we need to do. Whether you add them in the morning or at night the levels should never fall to a limiting point. That's just my two cents of course
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Yeah there's days when I'm busy and forget to dose. A missed day never seems affect anything too much. If anything the plants just won't grow as fast that day. I agree with Zorfox, I don't think it really matters, at least that I've noticed in my own tank. Although I try to dose sometime before or shortly after the lights come on just as a habit.

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My schedule varies in the hours that I work on a day to day basis, so sometimes its early or late when I dose and it still works get awesome growth. I do notice if I forget they tend to stall for a day but thats about it nothing major.
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