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When to Begin EI Dosing of Ferts

About a week ago I set up my used 125 gallon tank having consolidated plants and some fish from my established 40 gal breeder and 55 gallon planted tanks. I also added nearly all of the Ecocomplete from the established 55 planted tank mixed with new bags of Ecocomplete to the 125 so that there should be plenty of established good bacteria. Of course, I added media from both established tank filters to the Aquatop CF500UV and the Fluval FX6 on the 125 again adding to the amount of established good bacteria. I also added about one quart of a fairly new biological filter media called Marine Pure Bio Media which is 1 1/2 inch balls of a highly porous sintered glass media said to have an enormous area for growing good bacteria without clogging as much.
My question is when should I begin my EI doing of fertilizers as it has been a while since I started up a new planted tank. Thanks to all responding members.
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I don't see why not. it sounds like you've already got an established tank thanks to reusing old media. you have plants, and fish, and are chugging along.


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My question is when should I begin my EI doing of fertilizers as it has been a while since I started up a new planted tank. Thanks to all responding members.
As soon as you like....your off to a great start..
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