Do I have this EI dosing right?

dougz

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¾ tsp KN03
¼ tsp KH2P04 Mon, Wed, Fri
¼ tsp K2SO4

¼ tsp (20ml) Trace Elements Tues, Thurs, Saturday

Sunday 50% weekly water change (no dosing)
 

Gerryd

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Hi,

You don't need the K2S04.. The KN03 will be sufficient...

The two macros can be mixed and dosed together......

If you go daily, wait 4-6 hours between macros and trace.......
 

dougz

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I went there, but it doesn't make sense..

It should be edited so that "GH booster" is added, so that people know what the 1tsp is, in the 3rd column..

If you go daily, wait 4-6 hours between macros and trace.......

When and why would you add macros and trace daily?

In case you miss a day?
 

Mooner

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dougz;30466 said:
I went there, but it doesn't make sense..

It should be edited so that "GH booster" is added, so that people know what the 1tsp is, in the 3rd column..

Not a big deal since you can see a pattern starting with he first three tank categories :rolleyes:

dougz;30466 said:
When and why would you add macros and trace daily?

In case you miss a day?

Some choose to put a finer point on their dosing by going daily. Point is keep your FE and PO4 about 4 hours apart if you choose a daily routine or need to catch up on a miss.
 

bgangler

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Gerryd;30459 said:
If you go daily, wait 4-6 hours between macros and trace.......

Why is that, if you add them in the same time, but separately in the water, does it not get dissolved?
 

adechazal

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I am missing something here... The dosing below is from the EI post:

100 - 125 Gallon Aquarium
+/- 1 1/2 tsp KN03 3x a week
+/- ½ tsp KH2P04 3x a week
+/- 1.25 tsp once a week(water change only)
+/- ½ tsp (30ml) Trace 3x a week
50% weekly water change

The volumes are listed as "tsp" which I have always taken to mean teaspoon. A teaspoon is 5ml. A tablespoon is 15ml. So am I to use 1/2 teaspoon for the trace or 30ml which would be 2 tablespoons?

Please help me see my misunderstanding...

Aaron