EI dosing with Excel
I bought EI premix from Nilocog and put about 9 O+ caps in the substrate (eco complete on top of inert sand). As I am finally about to run out of Flourish comp and don't have my Co2 reg yet, I'm planning on dosing EI with Excel.
From what I have read, a 1/4 of regular dose EI, once a week, with double Excel daily is the way to go until I acquire proper gas. What do you guys think about dosing EI with Excel in a high light situation? Any advice? I will have my proper Co2 going in about 2 weeks. If my bow front was considered heavily planted, I'd say that the 40b is lightly to medium planted. Mainly Anubias, Hygro, Crypt sp. Gecko, Amazon Sword, Red Melon Sword. These are in just to make the Krib parents more comfortable and I plan on introducing different plants for a high tech tank once they are moved..but I'd hate to kill the plants I have in there now by not dosing correctly with my temporary setup.
It was all in haste but I'm trying to save my fish AND plants with what I have until I get paid again.
Thanks for any help, suggestions or advice about any of this. Thank you for reading, and ANY comment offered.
TLDR? What are your thoughts on high light/EI/Excel?
Revisiting? Yea, high light dies NOT work with liquid carbon and EI style dosing. Green spot and bba took OVER within 2 months.
Go GAS.. lifetime investment for one upfront build cost.
Last edited by KribsDirect; 09-26-2014 at 09:22 PM.