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Hey guys.. tank is planted (did it tonight after work)

Tomorrow will start with 8 hrs light and Co2 injection

should I wait a few weeks before dosing ferts?

I plan to do the EI method
I have a 75 gallon with high light output

I have read mixed reviews..some people start on day one..but I figured I would let the tank relax a bit (eco-complete substrate with sand on top)

What do you all think?
 

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Start the fertilizing when you want the plants to start growing. I always want them to start right away, so I dose from day one.
 

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Thanks guys
 

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Little trick I learned from agriculture: every transplanting setup I've seen dumps some liquid ferts on the seedling to "water it in".

I started doing this with my flower/vegetable beds and have seen a huge difference. They pop really quickly.

Same thing carries over with my tanks. I usually toss in a bunch of dry ferts on the bottom glass with osmocote to get them started. Having the ferts available at the very beginning is critical for a freshly transplanted tank.
 
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