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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2009, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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Comments on my planned fert schedule?

Just looking for any comments or tips on my current plan for dosing my 10g work tank, here is my current idea:

Daily Macro Mix recipe:

1/8 tsp KNO3
1/32 tsp KH2PO4
1/32 tsp K2SO4

Weekly schedule (I work monday-friday)

  • Monday - 50% water change/Macro Mix
  • Tues - Flourish
  • Wed - Macro Mix
  • Thurs - Flourish
  • Fri - Macro Mix
No dosing Sat/Sun obviously as, well, I won't be there...

EDIT: Details on the tank:

2 x 26w spiral CF on 9 hour timer
Flourite Black substrate
DIY CO2
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-09-2009, 02:12 AM
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You should be good. You will definitely have enough nutrients.


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You may want to back off from 9 hours to 8 hours in my experience 9 always caused too many problems after awhile. Tho i did do 4 then and hour off then another 4 at one point and it seemed ok
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You may need to get you aquarium going well with the 3x dosing of macros/micros, but you may find a point where you can cut them back.

2x, 1.5x, 1x macros/micros may work well down the road.

The EI system allows for much light, much CO2 and much nutrients. Then, you need to tune it for your aquariums.

Also you may find that you can go longer than one week w/o a water change.

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So, I plugged this into the fertilator, and it tells me I'm adding (keep in mind this is 3x per week):

~10 ppm Nitrate
3.23 ppm Phosphate
~10 ppm Potassium

Does this seem like too much Phosphate? The fertilator shows a target of 0.5 - 2.0, but I can't seem to find out what these targets are based on...


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