Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hot Springs Ar. 71901
More specific info is needed. I dose Excel every day is only half of the info.
A capfull is the other half of the info.
That is enough if used each day. But I have high lights in a 10g and use twice the recommended doses each day. Those ferts are incomplete BTW and depending on the light level(there is no PAR chart on this light as it is too new) there will be deficiencies sooner or later. The more quick to develope would be pin holes in the leaves or
misshaped top leaves.
PPS Pro would be a good choice as you can both add more ofany deficient nutrient to it or just add more of it as the level of plants gets higher. But I would start/w a reduced rate at first. Funny how it seems to work as well/w ferts as most anything else is the fact that following the directions provided/w the product usually works best and if you are dosing iron every day... I would check the directions on whatever kind you have. And most of the ones like EI or PPS Pro are designed for a tank/w lots of plants in them.
So what hrs on the light would be the next question.
P.S. The more plants you add, the more likely for a deficiency to show up due to higher consumption of the ferts.
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