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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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EI Target Question

Could someone please confirm below?

Are these the correct goal amounts (PPM) for the following?

Nitrates: 10-30ppm
Potassium: 10-30ppm
Phosphates: 1.0-3.0

I'm trying to dial in my EI dosing and want to make sure that these are he correct parameters. Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-03-2016, 06:36 PM
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You don't target with EI in its purest form. That's the estimate of the E. The goal is to dose so there is more than needed so you never run Short. Most EI users don't test. It's not necessary because your weekly water change removes excess then you re dose.

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Those are roughly the correct goal amounts most people shoot for.

How much you need to dose each time to stay in that range will depend on many other factors, like plant mass, light, etc etc

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