I didnt want to make this post but I have to. I have downloaded Chucks fert calculator. I will admit I am math challenged. Basically I have a learning disability when it comes to math. I have been trying to figure out how to dose using the EI method. I made an order of dry ferts and I am having a difficult time figuring out how to do this properly. Using Chucks calculator has even confused me more. I have read that a 100gal takes 1/2tbsp of csm+b per daily dose? I have done some reading and I still am having a hard time. I have all the basic ferts. I have a lightly planted tank with swords, vals, anacharis, red ludwigia and bocopa. I switched to a more biotopish tank from my previous set up. These are not light demanding nor are they co2 demanding plants from what I have read. I have pres. co2. I just used all of my pfertz and now its time to figure this all out. I have a 180 gal tank maybe about 150gal after driftwood, rock and silica sand substrate. I have root tabs for the swords and vals. But I know that I will need some colum ferts for good growth on the rest and to help the vals and swords. I am having the worst time feeling comfortable with dry ferts. can I get some help here.
Geissman aqua flora 2x 54w t5ho
hagen life glo 2x 54w t5ho
ferts I have:
calcium chloride(ordered it accidentally)
mono pot phos
With the lighting I have and using the pres co2 what should I do? Im not going to aim for 30ppm with the plants I have for co2, or do I? I have used some of the dry ferts. like the k2so4 because I linked that with a deficiancy. I have searched and read and it only confuses me further. If you want to know how to weld and understand metal...Im your man but this fert thing has me lost. I have a gram scale and measuring spoons. Please give a guy some help!