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  1. D

    Ei Dosing With No Co2

    Hi All I want to start dosing my 140L tank using the EI dosing method,but i don't use CO2 . I do dose Excel but that's about it. Can i still use the EI method on this tank and if so what would i need to dose Thanks Guys.
  2. Zeus

    Ei Dosing Range For [mg] And [ca]

    Hi folks I am working on a program (excel spreadsheet) that calculates all you salts for you based on your tank size, WC% and your local water report. You enter your dosing volumes/container size/frequency etc You select your regime/product then pick your salts you plan you use, and presto its...
  3. J

    Is Daily Water Changes Possible?

    Hello all! I am new to this forum but not really, I've been using it for guidance for about two years since I began this journey. I have a 125g planted high tech community tank (had, rather). I had a mishap about a month ago where I did my regular 50% water change on Sunday. Except this time all...
  4. Bert336

    Parameters For Ei Planted Tank

    Hi Gurus, I am not so beginner in terms of aquarium experience but recently just plunges to have a planted tank set up for my discus. I want to know what should be my paramaters in Nitrate, Phosphate, Potassium etc for me to have 2x a month of 50% water change. I do not know if this is better...
  5. Q

    Tds Accumulation With Ei

    Hey all, I recently bought a TDS meter and measured my tap water at 80 TDS. Just before a water change a week ago my TDS was at 260 ppm. I changed 50% of water, and as you'd expect TDS was around 170ppm. A week later, I did another 50% water change but now TDS is at 200, so it is steadily...
  6. M

    Question About Gh Dosing

    I was wondering about raising my GH during water changes. The water in my tank is at 7GH (due to seiryu stone). The water out of my tap is 1GH. If I change 5 gallons of water on a 20 gallon tank what should I be raising the GH to to maintain a stable environment? I usually dose my tap to...
  7. J

    Substrate Dosing Lines

    Hi everyone, I am in the process of setting up a 500 liter tank with CO2, high light and EI dosing vía doing pumps. My pump has 4 dosing channels and I started thinking about running an additional channel through a line that winds underneath the substrate. It would use the same macro...
  8. F

    Using Urea Instead Of Nitrate

    Hey Guys Hope you are doing well, I just need help about nitrogen fertilizer for my tank in my country nitrate is banned can I use urea in my tank if yes then how much to dose? Thanks.
  9. N

    Single Ei Mixture, Multiple Tanks?

    The plant bug has spread a bit for me, and there are now 4 tanks in my house with plants. I’ve got my 90 pretty well dialed in, using EI, and am happy with the growth rates and the tanks health. I’ve been mixing the fertilizers in a 500ml container and dosing according to Rotala Butterfly. I’d...
  10. barturas

    Nh4+ Vs No3-

    Hello, just thinking about mixing my own NKP. I want to try to add some NH4NO3 along with KNO3, but wanted to know how should I calculate the real equivalence of NH4 to NO3. I use to make NPK without NH4 and usually had a dose, let's say single spray, adding 0.5ppm of NO3 to my aquarium. N in...
  11. M

    Raising Gh

    My water is only about 1-2 GH. Most likely 1. Equilibrium states to dose 1 tablespoon to raise my GH by 3. I seen some say there is a lot of potassium in equilibrium. Will this cause any issues? I'm trying to raise it because of a suspected calcium deficiency
  12. B

    Ei Dosing And Cloudy Water

    Hi! This is my first post on this forum and I'm really glad I found it. This place is great. I recently started EI dosing on my tank around two weeks ago. Here are the tank's stats: 1) Rubbermaid 100 gallon tank 2) Running CO2 at around 6-7bps 3) Tank is outside and only lit with direct...
  13. Neil

    Need Help In Making Macro Solution.

    Hello Everyone, A couple of months ago i moved to a new location away from my hometown. After setting up my tank i see some plants are significantly uncomfortable so i decided to check my water parameters. I am using ground water and its literally a solution of CONCRETE..! 100 Gallon tank ~420...
  14. rs18alpha

    Ppm Levels For Specific Plants? E I Or Ada Dosage?

    I've read some articles about growing red plants. They've suggested that lower levels of N helps with keeping the plants red. I know we have to keep an eye on proper CO2 levels and light as well. I'm not trying to grow Red plants at this point. When I've tried to grow Red plants in the past the...
  15. A

    Ei Dosing All In One Solution

    I'm far from scientist so hopefully someone who understands these things will help me on this matter? Looking over the link below I wonder whether I can use the chemicals I have with the addition of ascorbic acid and potassium sorbate and turn my 2 part Macro/Micro solution into one? This...
  16. T

    Newbie To High Tech. Need Someone To Review My Method For Peace Of Mind Before I Start This Tank.

    I am in the process of setting up my first high tech tank and I have a bunch of questions about water and fertilizing. My setup will be a heavily planted 55 gallon forest style tank. I plan to run CO2, RO water (I live in LA with liquid rock water) and 2x current satellite pro + lights. I...
  17. L

    Really Interesting

    Thanks for sharing!
  18. P

    Lowering Ph Of Ei Solution

    I've just started to add K2So4 into my EI mix. when adding this and mixing it with RO water it fizzes and then i get small white clumps form. Is this normal? i put all salts in the container and then add water. Should the K2So4 be added first to dissolve before adding the KNo3, KH2So4 and MgSo4...
  19. U

    Save Levels Of S And Cl

    Hi Everyone Can someone tell me what is save levels of S and CL in ppm for a 100l planted aquarium. i want to use either KCL or K2SO4 to make potassium fertilizer. Help would be appreciated Thank you
  20. M

    Question About Dosing My Low Tech

    My tank is low tech non co2 moderately planted with crypts, anubias, and marsilea. I figured aquasoil would be enough for ferts, but should I be dosing a small amount through the water column? Not sure which nutrients will be needed with aquasoil. I have seachem flourish, Kh2po4 and kno3. Is...