Hi I have been working with Rex on getting a dosing routine together and here is what we have come up with... Of course I have no idea what Im doing and as usual have a lot of questions.
Set-up: 55Gal tank, 260W of CF Coralife freshwater light, CO2 pressurized set-up to run when lights are on, ehime 2217 canister filter, eco-complete...
Water: Only have access to rain water, which is pure and very soft...
Dosing Routine: (If I got it right.....)
With the substrate and rocks, wood, I'd say I have about 45 to 50 gl of water. right?
Day 1: to get my KH to 4 and GH to 5: Dose 3tsp. of Baking Soda
Dose 20g of Cal Chloride
Dose 8.25g of Epsom Salts
Ferts: 2.75g of KNO3 to get 10ppm of NO3
.25g of KH2PO4 to get 1ppm of PO4
1 teasp. of K2SO4 to get 20 ppm
Day 2: 10ml of Plantex CSM+B (2Tablespoons mixed with 500ml H20 solution)
Day 3: Follow day 1 of dosing Ferts: using the same amounts? or should be
Day 4: same as day 2: exact amounts
Day 5: Same as day 1: exact amounts? less?
Day 6: same as day 2
Day 7: 50% water change... redose GH and KH for the added 22 or so gal. so approx half of the full strenght that I listed above?
Also on day 7 am I not dosing ferts?
Hope this all makes sense?
Thanks Rex for all your help!!!!!!!!!!