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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2014, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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I can't get the search engine to work. So I was hoping someone could help with a dosing schedule. I have a 10 gallon tank with 8 gallons of water. I have LED lights with a par rating of over 90 and a co2 regulator. I just planted everything 2 days ago. I have all my fertilizer mixed. I just need to figure out what to dose. All my plants are considered medium to fast growers. I have stem plants and moss. All I need now is how much to start my dosing at?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2014, 12:45 PM
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1 ml per 10 gallons on both macro and micro
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How often? Daily, weekly?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2014, 02:55 PM
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The dose size depends on how you mixed your fertilizers. How much did you add and what size is the container?
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I followed the pps guide for 500 ml bottle
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Ahh, I see. The dosing frequency is every day for PPS-pro.
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PPS dosing is based on dosing just the amount of nutrients that the plants will use. If you make a mistake and under dose you are limiting the plants growth rate which is not a good idea at all when you have that much light. You will also need to tweak the CO2 bubble rate over several days or weeks to get the optimum amount of CO2 in the water, or BBA will try to take over the tank. High light means high maintenance.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2014, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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I have been tweaking my co2 for about two weeks and had but I believe I am little algae out break but I think I am getting a better balance now.
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