Continuous Drip Automatic Waterchange System And Ei

fmueller

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I have a 1000 liter cichlid tank that I want to convert to planted. The tank has a DIY Continuous Drip Automatic Waterchange System installed, meaning water drips at a constant rate into the sump, which makes up for evaporation and excess leaves the sump via an overflow.

I am planning on using EI. Obviously it has to work somehow. There is even a post by Tom Barr about it.

https://barrreport.com/threads/24-7-water-dripper-with-ei-dosing.11167/#post-114091

But is anybody doing this already and has practical experience?

Using this calculator, it seems if I use a continuous system to system to change 10% per day (0.001157 liters/s), it will correspond to 50% weekly.

Now if I do daily dosing for 50% weekly water changes, I should be alright? Right?

https://www.hamzasreef.com/Contents/Calculators/EffectiveWaterChange.php
 

fmueller

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c/o Paul G

Many thanks for your response to my automatic water change system. For some reason I got it by email, but can't see it on the forum website, oh well!

I went to the HAAS Forum, and boy, that's a nice tank you have! And a true jungle! I will be very happy if my plants are growing this way!

However, you are really taking the high tech approach. My water change system is literally a $30 DIY setup. And if I have to do daily tests of all this stuff, I am going to go cuckoo!

I'll have to have a good read of your journal though to see what fertilizers exactly you are using. That's the main thing I need to figure out. But I have time. I'd like to use some aquasoil, which is almost impossible to come by in NZ. It cannot be imported, only one company makes it, and their next batch does not become available before November...

Greetings and many thanks

Frank