Thanks guys. A question however....I have a Finnex Planted+ light and fear that once everything is set up (within the week) that the light will be stronger than I initially hoped it would. I am trying to rig a way to diffuse the light a little.
A finnex on a 7.5gal
You'd almost be better off with a goose neck lamp and a CFL bulb.
A member on here will be putting together a fert mix that should be sufficient, dosing 1x per week. How often should I dose excel, and how often water change? Same as above? I know Tom Barr's example was for a large tank, mine is only 7.5gallon. Does everything remain the same.
Sorry if I am leaving things out, still new to ferts. Thanks.
Excel should be dosed daily,every thing stays the same, tank size doesn't matter. WC weekly %50.
Cool, good advice. I don't want to raise the light, because it seems too much of a pain to do. But I am going heavily planted to start, glass lid, floaters, and am trying to put a window screen on the light to dim it some. I like the idea of covering few LEDs though as well.
Glass top, floaters, window screen, and covering some of the LEDs and raising the light is a pain??? Seems like a lot of work to avoid the minor rigging just to raise the light, get a light more suited to the tank IMO, a goose neck or clip on with a CFL, save the Finnex for a bigger tank or if/when you go CO2 injection
A 23w CFL bulb in the 6400kv rating should still grow anything you'd want in that nano at a fraction of the cost of the finnex.
Does it matter which time of the day (in relation to your photoperiod) you dose excel, or is anytime okay as long as it is consistent?
Also, (bear with me, sorry) the appropriate time to dose ferts is after a weekly water change...correct? And also is 25% weekly water change in a 7.5g sufficient?
Dose excel just before lights on, dose your ferts (since your doing 1x week) right after your WC, and I'd recommend %50 which = 2gal in that 7.5 roughly so what's another gallon.