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Dosing for my 55 gal.

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by jason311, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. jason311

    jason311 Junior Poster

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm finally getting ready to start with EI dosing on my 55 gal. tank. I am wanting to do all dry dosing as that should be easier for me.I wanted some others to look over my numbers just to make sure I haven't messed up somewhere along the way.I have a digital scale for measuring out the dry ferts

    Sun,Tues,Thur.
    KNO3 =2.80 grams
    KH2PO4 = .30 grams

    Mon,wed,Fri
    Csm+b = .5 grams

    sun 50% water change

    I have a drop checker with a 4dkh standard
    Co2 30ppm

    Lighting is 4x65 watts
    Lighting schedule is
    Front bank for 4 hours = 130watts
    Both banks for 2 hours = 260 watts
    Back bank for 4 hours = 130 watts

    Does this all look ok? I'm open to any advice so let me know what you think.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    Sounds good, I'd only maybe add some GH booster, about 1/2 teaspoon to 3/4 tsp after the water change and perhaps switching to TMG instead of CMS+B.

    What type of substrate do you have?

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. jason311

    jason311 Junior Poster

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    Thanks for the help so far Tom.
    What will GH booster do for me? Sorry to have to ask still new to all of this.
    Well I just bought a pound of the csm+b but I can look into the TMG.
    As far as my substrate the is a thin layer of flourite,then I added about 6 flourish tabs and covered that with 50 lbs of pool filter sand.
    Thanks again!
     
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    Gh booster adds Ca, Mg and K+ namely.
    Added just to rule out any potential deficiencies.

    Sand should be about 30 grit or 2-3mm. Smaller is bad generally.


    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  5. jason311

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    Thanks Tom.
    Well the pool filter sand is about 2-3 mm so I should be good there. When I set up my 15 gal I used this back sand that was almost like a powder,what a pain. I learned my lesson on that one. I will pick up some Gh booster as well, just to make sure I don't run into any trouble.
    Thanks again!
     
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    I just got done reading about your trace mix on the planted tank forum.I think I will hold off on the tmg until your product comes out.I would love to see my red plants even more red.Hope to see it out soon.
     
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    RlxdN10sity Prolific Poster

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    Where can I get TMG? Has it been relabled as Aquacare? Thanks
     
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    it has been renamed tropica plant nutrition liquid.
     
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    Yes, it's now part of the Tropica Aquacare line of products and comes in two versions:

    Plant Nutrition Liquid (this is the old TMG)

    Plant Nutrition Liquid plus (has added N and P)

    If you want the new TMG, make sure you don't buy the "plus" product!
     
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    I wonder how they add N and P to a mix of micro nutrients without any issue with Iron and the P
     
  12. Tom Barr

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    Easy, the chelator can be an amino acid, most chelators are CHO maybe N or have attached PO4 groups... not free PO4..........
    Glycine is often used as are chelators as well.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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