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Confirm/dismiss Dosing Schedule.

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by Martin, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Martin

    Martin Lifetime Charter Member
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    just thought I'd run my dosing schedule past you guys. I built it on recommendations from a post i had on plantedtank, and mostly it's a modified schedule from Tom Barr.

    KNO3 KH2PO4 Trace K+ Iron
    m---------------------------15ml----------5ml
    T------------------1/4 tsp------- 1/2 tsp
    W---------------------------15ml
    T------------------1/4 tsp
    F---------------------------15ml----------5ml
    S------------------1/4 tsp-------1/2 tsp
    S---------------Waterchange--------------

    Light: 188W (2x40WT8, 2x52WT5)
    Subs. Flourite
    Co2 pressurized, between 19 & 30ppm according to Table...

    pH 7.1
    kH 10
    gH 16-17
    No3 (difficult, but 50ppm out of the tap, hence no dosing KNO3.)

    Any other info required?

    main reason i'm asking is just to be sure...

    also I'm getting som fine threaded algae, that seems a bit iffy... :(
     
  2. fosteder

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    Re: Confirm/dismiss Dosing Schedule.

    Tank size would be good to know! :D

    I think you should up your CO2. 19-30ppm will probably allow some algae to thrive, especially BBA. As long as you have some surface movement to keep O2 levels up you should be able to let your CO2 be around 30-50 ppm withour harming the fauna.

    Derek
     
  3. Martin

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    Re: Confirm/dismiss Dosing Schedule.


    Tank size... hmm.. is that important..... :gw

    oh well..... 85G tank.

    I h ave a very hard time getting my Co2 higher..... my tapwater is very well buffered, and lowering the pH below 7, is quite hard... I will try ..
     
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    Re: Confirm/dismiss Dosing Schedule.

    It's most likely a CO2 issue, not tap water etc.

    Also, use some K2SO4 if you are not adding NO3 from any source.
    Add 1/2 teaspoon-2x a week or so.
    Also add about 1/2 teaspoon of MgSO4 and see if that helps the plants(ignore the algae on this one).


    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  5. Martin

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    damn the editing. will edit again..I DO add K2SO4... unless i missed something, and k+ isnt k2so4?

    ------------ KNO3-KH2PO4-Trace-- K+----Iron
    m---------------------------15ml----------5ml
    T------------------1/4 tsp------- 1/2 tsp
    W---------------------------15ml
    T------------------1/4 tsp
    F---------------------------15ml----------5ml
    S------------------1/4 tsp-------1/2 tsp
    S---------------Waterchange--------------

    Tom, do you reckon that MGSO4 would help on the algae? or just as a general helper to increase plantuptake?
     
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