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How Often Do You Do WC and Fert Dosing?

I have 10g, quite fully planted. 16 cardinals and 2 CAE.

Now I do weekly 20% WC with liquid fert dose.

How about you?


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weekly 20% WC and daily dosing


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Thanks for joining in Optix. I'd like to hear from others as well if everyone can dip into this. Then I can make a summary of everyone's WC regime... im sure it will be helpful.


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I do a 50% WC/ferts once a week using EI method.
I find that if I don’t change at least half, the algae takes hold.
I also clean my filters once a month for the same reason.
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I do a 50% water change once a week (usually on Sun)
EI dosing Mon-Sat
Clean filters once a month
Root tabs under my swords

Very similar to Cbwmn's routine


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I do 30% wc once a week on Monday's (ie kids are in school lol) and use root tabs for ferts once a month. Mine is not heavily planted....yet hehehe

Oh yea, and I have a 40 gal and a 10 gal
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WC 20-30% weekly/dose, dose again 3 days later. Low light No CO2
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WC 30% once a week

Dry Dosing NPK + Macros twice a week

Seachem Flourish twice a week

Looking at aquarium 24 hours per day.
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Dose PMDD every other day

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20-30% WC weekly, dose daily except WC days....
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I used to do a 25-30% WC every two weeks or every month. Lugging 5 gallon buckets for a 55 gallon tank was a major pain, it deterred me from wanting to do it.

Now I do weekly or biweekly WC about 50%. I've got a garden hose adapter on the kitchen sink and a 50 foot hose. I siphon the tank water out the window into the flower box. Don't worry, my siphon hose has a fine net on the end that goes in the tank.

As for ferts, I just started dry dosing this week. I have been using root tabs for about 5-6 months, I bury more when growth seems to stall.

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50% once a week for my nano and dose everyday macros one day and trace the other day
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36 gallon bow front here heavily planted I do 30% water changes weekly and stopped dosing a few weeks back when I added new substrate that contained fertilizers.
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40g hex, looks heavily planted cause of one HUGE sword that takes up at least 1/2 of the tank and alot of big java ferns glued onto the decor. I do wc every other week (sometimes 3 weeks) and never dose anything.
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64ish gallon tank.

50+% water change every 6 days. (I did some rough math, it's more like 60+% when substrate and hardscape are taken into account)

Dose GH booster after water change.

Dose potassium nitrate and potassium phosphate every other day.

No consistent micro/trace dosing at the moment - as I have yet to see a noticeable improvement with it.

If I notice any problems or need to correct my dosing, I do two 50+% water changes in a row. If my rough math is correct, and I'm actually doing a 60% water change, two consecutive WC's is theoretically changing 84% of the water.
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