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Dosing during cycling?

Hey all. Just flooded my tank 48 hours ago and I want to make sure I'm doing this right. My soil is ADA AS Amazonia

Measurements after 24 hours:
ammonia: 5ppm
nitrate: 5ppm
nitrite: 0ppm

Water Change Plan:
50% water change for 2-3 weeks

EI Dosing Plan:
Standard EI dosing


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Anybody? Just want to make sure I should be dosing before I start?


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Yep dose and weekly water change from the very start. With a bunch of plants it won't take long to cycle
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I followed the start up from this thread. Changed a lot of water daily, wiped down the tank walls daily and dosed lightly with NPK+M and especially dosing GH booster as AS strips it out. Also cut lighting back from where it had been before as plants were badly shocked after getting stored for close to a week. I'd cut back lighting any time I rescape just in case you do have die back.


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