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EI dosing and keeping Nitrates below 10ppm?

Hello TPT, I'm wondering if it's possible to EI dose and keep nitrates low, I have wild caught cardinals and being wild caught it's even more of an issue!

I'm currently following seachem dosing chart, Is 10PPM nitrates enough for plant growth?
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10 ppm is fine...as long as you keep replenishing the tank to keep it there. Try to measure to find out how fast the tank uses up the 10 ppm, then you'll know how often you need to top up on nitrates. A calculator will tell you how much you need to add for your tank volume and desired ppm.

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You can dose EI however you want. It's just a starting point with nothing set in stone. The idea isn't to keep large amounts of ferts floating around, as some think, but to maintain enough not to limit growth. If 10 ppm is where you want to be and it works for your purpose then it's fine.
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Hello TPT, I'm wondering if it's possible to EI dose and keep nitrates low, I have wild caught cardinals and being wild caught it's even more of an issue!

I'm currently following seachem dosing chart, Is 10PPM nitrates enough for plant growth?
Anyone/website that makes the NO3 issue claim with wild card's => 100% rubbish.

I have a 300 in my 180 and have had them for years, fat and happy.

Got pics and video to prove it. I dose 30 ppm every week, feed well also.

http://youtu.be/V3VNwfNtNA0

Most cardinals are wild caught.
Like mine.

I've bred 3-4 species in this tank with the cardinals in there also.
I want to see those that make this claim's aquariums..........

Aquarist kill fish, have poor management for 1001 reasons, none of which shows NO3 at any ppm are harmful near as I've been able to tell for over 20 years.
The tank above as well as many other tanks, prove that independent of any other potential causes, that NO3 at 20-30 ppm has no long term adverse impact on Cardinal tetras.
This is true for every claimed species using EI that I have ever read about. It's a myth, is steer manure.

Note, this is directed at the myths and not you personally, it gets old after 20 years of being falsified resoundingly over and over than the myths keep popping back up.
There is zero factual evidence based support for this with EI.




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Anyone/website that makes the NO3 issue claim with wild card's => 100% rubbish.
Well there you have it. I've never kept wild fish so it's never been an issue. I've learned something.
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