Ei for dummies, what am I missing
So where do I start, I have wanted to go done the ei diy route for about 2 years and can not get the confidence to do it, mainly due to conflicting info, i realize there is no right or wrong but surly there is a rough recommend amounts, last time I tried it I turned my tank to a green soup.
This is where I'm at, I have a 3 ft standard tank about 130 liters, 3 aqua ray tiles, which is over kill, pressurize co2 and a eheim pro 3 filter, again over kill. I have almost finished building an Ada style rimless 4ft x 2x2 which I will post some pics at a later date, I'm building tank and cabinet , I'm using the 3ft as a 'test tank', I have no fish in it which I won't risk killing any like last time.
I eventually want an auto doser but will wait until I can get the whole dyi under control.
So what do I do when I get so many different answers
I have spent many hours on researching and seem to get conflicting info.
As for ferts I have the flourish range, which I'm trying to get rid of and mix my own.
As for dry ferts I have Yates chelated iron @ 13 percent
Big bag of kno3 and another of kh2o4
Use flourish complete as my micros.
So I was thinking pretty much there has to be an ideal dose right?
So am I right by saying
Macro, micro, macro, micro, macro, micro water change at 50 percent repeat.
So yet another nuterient calculator gives my the following
Kno3po4. To have 1.3 ppm I need only 309mg 2 to 4 times a week
Kno3 to have 7.5ppm I need a gram
Fe I need 500mg to achieve 0.5 ppm
Then I get info of one of the gurus in oz and his dosage rates are as follows
Day 1 day 3 and day 5 12g kno3 2.4g kn2po4
Day 2 day 4,and day 6 8.3 rexolin apn
Day 7 water change
Who do I listen to
Then when I get the right advice what formula do I use so I can mix it for a dosing pump.
Do I need ro water, do most lfs stock it on can I boil or use distilled water?
I'm I looking at it to in depth
Any help would by greatly appreciated