Hi all, what will happen if i dont do a weekly water change to re set the tank with EI Ferts??
sounds like an experiment....you should get on that and let us know what happens.roud:Hmm, this hasnt scratched my itch... has anyone tried only bi weekly changes to see if it changes how EI works??
I know it sounds stupid but when i get things in my head i have to poke it till it bleeds and i have a definitive answer.. lol
I know that EI is a proven method and Tom Barr took what im sure was a long time to refine the process im just curious....
First off that is an amazing looking tank!!You can see what will occur ppm's wise...............:
DIY ferts for dry and solutions:
Plug some no#'s into the graphing and see.
You'd still need to relate this data to toxicity, of which we simply do not know what the toxic ranges are for virtually all species, we know what they are not..........which is well within manageable levels.
Even if you dose 2-3x a week and do a water change once a month.
Well, till you started hitting upper bounds of salt stress with the plants, which might take a long time..........So in theory, if you had a planted tank with no fish and were EI dosing you could get away with never doing a water change as long as your lighting and CO2 were in balance?
UKAPS.org might help you out locally more, and put you in contact with resourcing various products and ferts etc.First off that is an amazing looking tank!!
Thanks for the calculators, i will have fun with that over the coming days....
Hope you dont think a noob aquarist from a little island is questioning your well thought out and proven fert program
Im thinking i might reduce my dosing to 3-4 days just because i find it difficult to do the change on the same day each week.
Now Tom if you can just write down a program to creating a tank like this then we will all be happy!!
How is it soo LUSH? Puts my feet firmly back on the ground!