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post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-13-2020, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
Dreanimal
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What are you growing?
Quite a bit, see the list below. The plant growth has been great and I don't really notice any significant deficiencies.

Rotala, Italian Val, Ludwigia, Java Fern, Amazon Sword, Anubias, Crypt W.

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If your light is strong, then you might need co2 to increase growth and stop algae.
I'm aware, I assumed that Excel on an auto-doser would be enough but I am second guessing this now. CO2 is in the pipeline.

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Why r you only dosing N and not P&K.
I don't have any experience dosing P&K, I'm not sure how to measure it. I'm hesitant to move over to a full EI schedule without CO2

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Also if your using tap water, most of the time you don't need a separate Iron product or the trace the comp should be good.
My plants showed Iron deficiencies even with the root tabs. Since I started dosing iron they have gone away. This is why I dose even with tap water.

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