EI Dosing - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: California
Posts: 588
EI Dosing

So I'm using an EI dosing regiment for my 20 gallon tank, but I saw in another thread that dosing should be cut back for tanks that have low-medium light and/or reduced photo periods. I have a Finnex Ray 2 that's raised to low-medium light levels, but the surface of my tank is probably 75-80% covered by frogbit, which reduces the lighting levels even further. I also only use a 6 hour photo period. Does anyone think I should cut back on my EI dosing? I've only been dosing for about 3 weeks and haven't noticed any issues with algae although I think my ferts may have killed off my 2 ghost shrimp. The fish and plants, however, are doing fine.
rcs0926 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: California
Posts: 588
Anyone have any thoughts?
rcs0926 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 06:17 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Zorfox's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 2,105
I'd go with a 1/4 of EI for a low light tank.
Zorfox is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: California
Posts: 588
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zorfox View Post
I'd go with a 1/4 of EI for a low light tank.
Thanks. That's the answer I was looking for.
rcs0926 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-06-2014, 08:58 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: White Plains, MD
Posts: 1,001
Before my lighting changed I dosed 1/2 all the amounts but only once per week. Worked perfect for me.

Eheim Pimp #448
jrman83 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-06-2014, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: California
Posts: 588
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrman83 View Post
Before my lighting changed I dosed 1/2 all the amounts but only once per week. Worked perfect for me.
I think I'm going to try going with half doses on a regular EI schedule. I'm low light right now because I have frogbit covering most of the surface of my tank. I let the frogbit take over after having some algae issues, but this is before I started dosing macros. I want to section off the frogbit to just a third of the tank and see how the rest of the tank does under more intense lighting. I'm hoping that my rotala and water wisteria will take off under the more intense lighting and better ferts.
rcs0926 is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome