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First time co2 & EI Dosing, Few questions

I'm starting a paintball co2 system for my first time and EI dosing. I have a few questions about what I'm getting myself into.
How will co2 affect my PH? I've read that it will lower it but the lowering doesn't affect the water because it does something with the GH that kind of counterbalances it, but I don't know if I read it right.
Will the EI dosing affect my GH or KH? And if it does, will it be in a negative way?
With EI dosing should I lower the rates every few weeks because of the nutrient buildup?
And lastly, what are other things I need to consider when starting co2 & EI dosing?
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I'm starting a paintball co2 system for my first time and EI dosing. I have a few questions about what I'm getting myself into.
How will co2 affect my PH? I've read that it will lower it but the lowering doesn't affect the water because it does something with the GH that kind of counterbalances it, but I don't know if I read it right.
Will the EI dosing affect my GH or KH? And if it does, will it be in a negative way?
With EI dosing should I lower the rates every few weeks because of the nutrient buildup?
And lastly, what are other things I need to consider when starting co2 & EI dosing?
Well i can at least answer one of those questions for you. With EI there should never be a build up if you follow the 50% weekly water change that goes along with the amounts.
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Yes, the CO2 will lower your pH, but it's not something you need to worry about. There is nothing you need to do extra regarding the change. It doesn't change the GH. It's basically a non-issue.

With EI dosing, you should do 50% water changes every week. This is what prevents nutrient buildup. Obviously, if you have only a few slow growing plants, you'll need to adjust how much ferts you dose, but if you have a normal amount of plants, then you should be able to follow the normal schedule without any problems.

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