things i need to order
so here goes the questions
how long should i weight to dose ferts
what ferts to dose
what test kits should i buy
my lighting schedule will be 8 hours
first 2 hours only 2 bulbs one 10k and one 67k no co2
next 4 hours will be all four on with co2 at 30 bbs
last 2 hours 2 bulbs one 10k and one 67k no co2
Personally, I would go with nothing less than an XP2. I run an XP2 on my 29 gallon tank, and it is perfect. Anything less, IMO would not be enough.
I would start dosing ferts as quickly as I added plants and started running the system.
As far as the ferts to dose, I would use NPK (nitrogen, Posphate, and Potassium) as well as micro nutrients CSM + B.
I just purchased these ferts from http://www.greenleafaquariums.com/aq...ertilizer.html
Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) 2 lbs
Potassium Sulfate (K2SO4) 2 lbs
Mono Potassium Phosphate (KH2PO4) 1 lb
Plantex CSM+B ½ lb
Iron Chelate (optional, I need a tad bit more iron for my system) ½ lb, if buying.
The only reason I suggested amounts was based on what I buy at a time. Those amounts roughly last me a couple of years or so.
I dry dose the macros into my tank following the EI method. and I use one of the 500 mL Fertilizer dispensers to premeasure my micro mix. I make the mix up with distilled water.
You can also purchase those ferts from other sites such as aquariumfertilizer.com
On another note, since you haven't purchased a regulator yet, I would strongly consider a better model if I were you. I have the Milwaukee regulator that you are considering buying, and I wish I had bought a better one with a better needle valve right from the start. Just my opinion, nothing else.