Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hot Springs Ar. 71901
Weekly or monthly ?
One of these fert list says do a 50% water change once a month. I have been doing a 20% water change per week
on a ten g tank which till lately has been overstocked for that low of a water change if not for the mass of plants
soaking up the nutrients in it. But a recent reduction of fish was off set by a reduction in plant mass due to my
periodic (don't know if this sounds familiar) habit of..."well I think I might just change a couple of the plants"...
I mean after all I already had Rotala indica before I re did the substrate right ?
In my mind(and funny thing, someone once said "you might not want to go into that neighborhood alone")
I think that 4x20% water changes are enough to accomplish sufficient dilution of the ferts in a month while
changing only 50% once a month is less than enough.
Care to point me in the correct direction on this...
I guess I need to mention that this is a very reduced rate of the EI list used once a week and ONLY intended to
insure that my plants get all the ingredients of the proper ferts but not at a rate that will speed up their growth.
ONLY looking for healthy plants. NOT looking for ANY high maintenance.
*Only one month into this BTW but this is the currant list:
After WC weekly:
KNO3 1/16th teaspoon
K2SO4 1/16th teaspoon
KH2PO4 1/64th teaspoon
one day after that 1ml Flourish Comprehensive + 3ml Tetra Pride
two days later 1ml Flourish C and 3ml Tetra Pride
1ml Excel daily
With med light...
The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
Last edited by Raymond S.; 01-14-2014 at 10:55 AM.