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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Time to mix a fresh bottle of macros solution with my GLA dry ferts. I've been dosing PPS Pro with a solution mixed for daily dosing. After a month or so, with nitrates higher than I wanted ~40ppm) I reduced the macros to dosing the same solution 3x/week, while continuing micros daily. Nitrates...
  2. DIY
    Hi Seniors, First, I am new here so if I make any mistake please guide me. I want to create fertilizer for plants with the following formula 1. Potassium Nitrite - KNO3 2. Potassium Sulfate - K2SO4 3. Mono Potassium Phosphate KH2PO4 Please guide how much quantity I use for these...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi my first post!! I have some questions for dosing with ferts. I have a 33g community tank with 30+ small fish and inverts Eco-Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate with some in gravel osmocote. Two 24" HO T5's on 8 hours synced with CO2 one bubble per second Lots of plants including...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Greetings Fish & Plant Wizards! This is my first post so I apologize if I miss something or am unclear. I've been reading stickys and other posts for a few weeks and I'm one week into a new fertilizer plan so I think it's time to get some advise. I converted my tank over to live plants over...
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    A week ago I did a major pruning to remove all leaves with hair algae. This ended up removing about 50% of my non-root plant mass. Will that much of a reduction in total plant mass mean a reduction in plant nutrient consumption and that I should reduce fertilization for a while? Or will the...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have had my tank set up for a little over a year and have tried to set it up the best i can. if you have any suggestions i would love the help. I am having some problems figuring out the fertilizers. I was using aquariumfertilizer.com micro/macro mix about 30 ml daily, that seemed to work...
  7. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I am new EI dosing and I think confused about how the calculator works. I am using http://calc.petalphile.com/en/ and really just not sure if these numbers sound right at all. So my tank is 110gal I am using 500mL solution of 40mL per dose and for my macro I am using 51g of KNO3 which...
  8. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I recently set up a planted tank and so far, so good. My plants look like they're doing okay. Some are growing, others not so much, but still look healthy. I have a CO2 system and and Flourish Excel that I've used periodically. Now, I'm wondering what I need to do to keep my plants growing...
  9. Plants
    Hello, I bought some liquid fertilizer. On the bottle it says "dose once a week," but I know that some people dose more or less than instructed. How often do you dose? I'm working on carpeting my tank, and I'm not sure if the weekly dose is doing much. I'm a little nervous to increase...
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