What Dosing Frequency do You Prefer? - The Planted Tank Forum
View Poll Results: Dosing frequency?
Daily, high nutrient levels 25 59.52%
Every other day, moderate nutrient levels 8 19.05%
Twice a week, lower nutrient levels 3 7.14%
Once a week or less, just enough nutrients 6 14.29%
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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-22-2009, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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What Dosing Frequency do You Prefer?

What do you prefer for your planted tanks?


Daily dosing, with a high level of nutrients

Every other day, with a moderate level of nutrients

Twice a week, with a lower level of nutrients

Once a week or less, just enough for the plants to survive


Keep in mind this thread is more about frequency than the actual nutrient assumptions.


How often do you like to dose?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-22-2009, 03:47 PM
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Trying to understand your poll.

What about daily, low nutrient levels? That's what I do, via autodosing.


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Like I said, the poll is about frequency, not the actual numbers, those are just examples.

If you dose daily, check off daily.
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When I remember

2-5 times a week, depends on the tank.

What if I have several tanks and they are radically different? eg, high light, low light, non CO2, sediment vs water column etc?

If you have more than one tank, it's unlikely you dose all the same for every tank.


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I do daily, with very lean levels of nutrients. Used to dose IE, daily with high levels of nutrients. Haven't seen much of a difference between the two.
I don't dose at all if I go on vacation, again, not much of a difference the plants start to look a little on the pale side after 5 days or so.

Changing light levels, flow patterns and CO2 levels/methods affect plant growth and health much more drastically than any sort of tweaking fert schedules IME.


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Daily - lean nutrient level.

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Every other day and overdose on micros.

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well heres how i read your poll, which dosing i would PREFER. so i would prefer to not dose at all but if you want nice healthy plants to grow fast, high nutrients is probably your more likely option.

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I put my NPK+Micros in a pill reminder and dose daily. Tank isn't full of plants so dose at 60-80 gallons instead of 100 gallons.
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