fertilization

  1. Sangeeth Ramanunni

    Pottassium Carbonate Confusion

    Kh is 1dkh and Ph is 6 for my well water. So when I increase CO2, the Ph drops drastically and the fishes star to struggle. I have been adviced to raise the KH by adding Pottassium Carbonate. I need help on the following matters. 1) I am using teaspoons to add ferts. But when I try to...
  2. D

    ei dosing help

    I just built my first planted tank a few months ago and currently is being dosed with premixed fertilizers and pressurized co2. Plants are rotala rotundifolia, spiky moss and will soon be adding rotala macranda and ludiwiga repens rubin. Since plants are doing good, and I am going to run out of...
  3. P

    PO4 - Consumption/Relation With N/K/FE

    Good morning, A tank running since first June 2016. Specs: 100 real liter tank CO2 Injection 20 to 25 PPM Fertilization by Tropica Specialised 10 to 12 Pushs a day. Water change 30% twice a week Highly Planted with Tropica Pots 1/2 grow of 15 different species. Led Lighting 4000 lumens...
  4. deepgreen

    Test of iron short-term overdosing on Ammania pedicellata, Cuphea anagdalloidea and other plants

    Hello everybody, This started after starting to follow @Pikez Kill tank journal and noticed stunning in Ammania (Nesaea) pedicellata similar to what I had seen in my tank before. I got the impression that microferts or even iron could induce the stunning based on some observations I made over...
  5. tiger15

    Is chelated iron in CSM+B good?

    Plantex CSM+B contains 55% EDTA. Is EDTA the chelating agent for iron and other metals. I read that EDTA is only stable below pH 6.5. If so, how good is it?
  6. slipfinger

    Urea question

    I know a few people, @Pikez and @burr740 have dosed or are still currently dosing urea on a regular bases. Question for you guys. When are you actually dosing your urea? My guess is when the plant is in it active growth phase for the day, due to the ammonium from urea not sticking around...
  7. B

    Need advice on starting fertilization.

    Hi guys, I have a newly setup 29 gallon planted tank with medium-high lighting, ADA amazonia substrate and pressurized CO2. I am keeping the following plants: aponogeton ulvaceus, echinodorus 'rose', echinodorus amazonicus, blyxa japonica, hydrocotyle tripartita, tiger lotus, dwarf hairgrass...
  8. tiger15

    Dosing iron sulphate and API water conditioner

    Is it OK to dose iron sulphate in water change? I understand that only chelated iron is bio available to plants. But since I also dose API Water Conditioner that contains a chelating agent EDTA, am I making chelated iron? According to the MSDS, API Water Conditioner contains 9.8% EDTA...
  9. C

    Help Mixing Macro/CSM+B solutions with Excel

    Hello everybody, I would love a sanity check of my first try mixing both a macro solution and a CSM+B solution with Seachem Excel. My question is really if my calculation for the amount of Excel is correct. The dry ferts quantities are straight from the Rotala Butterfly calculator with no...
  10. A

    DIY Trace

    Hi, I am new to EI, from India. Currently I am using Seachem N,P,K, Trace, Advance. I have used the Rotala Butterfly to calculate Trace and its showing around 60ml of seachem flourish trace to be dosed 2-4 days a week for 50L aquarium. That means a 250ml bottle every week. Can we make DIY...
  11. C

    another newb dry fert to liquid question

    i don't know why i cant seem to get my head around this... im certain at this point that im over thinking this.. Ive read and read and re-read all that i can find... and in the end, i *think* the answer has been staring at me the whole time.... so just to verify... if I am using Nutri-Calc...
  12. Omar EAZi

    Fe EDTA 11% - Need help

    So I ordered the Fe EDTA 11% dry fert from GLA, I checked on rotalabutterfly calculator and it said to mix 44.7 grams with 1000ml of water, and dose 10ml into my 65gallon tank, so I went and did that, my water looks red now, is there something wrong with the calculation or is this normal?! never...
  13. J

    EI Nitrates

    Hi All Just started on EI after reading all the good stuff. 60x30x36cm tank with CO2 and 1/2 filled with buces. I travel 1week to 10days at a go and so was initially looking at a weekly low light dose. Initially plagued with GSA and looking at EI to solve PH 6.4-5.5 during 7hr...
  14. Ei Light: For Those Less Techy Folks

    Ei Light: For Those Less Techy Folks

    The Estimative Index (EI) is a straight forward method for providing nutrients for a planted tank. The idea behind EI is simply introducing a non limiting amount of nutrients within an aquarium, throughout the week. This non limiting concentration of nutrients floods the water column and feeds...
  15. Fertilizer Routines, Which One?

    Fertilizer Routines, Which One?

    This article is designed to give a back ground on various dosing routines from the past and present. Some of the older semi complete fertilizer routines are PMDD(about 1995-1996): Practical PMDD Information - http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/Fertilizer/pmdd-tim.html In this recipe, the goal is...
  16. The Estimative Index Of Dosing, Or No Need For Test Kits

    The Estimative Index Of Dosing, Or No Need For Test Kits

    The Estimative Index - What is it? The Estimative index is a simple method to dose nutrients for any tank without test kits. In a nut shell, the aquarist doses frequently to prevent anything from running out (plant deficiency) and does large weekly water changes to prevent any build up (Plant...