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Dosing High Levels Of Micros? What About The Macros?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Fertilization' started by rs18alpha, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. rs18alpha

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    Thanks, that worked. It looks like I'll need to add 3.44 grams to a 250mil bottle and dose 5mil to get .05ppm per dose. I'm going to use 250mil because I won't be using that much each week. Do I need to add Ascorbic Acid and Potassium Sorbate in with the DTPA?

    One more thing. The Nilocg.com site said to add 4.3 in 250mil and dose 5mil to get .06ppm

    That's not a big difference, I think I'll go with the Rotala amounts..

    Thanks again!!
     
  2. burr740

    burr740 ~~ Lover of Micros ~~
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    I add about 5 ml distilled vinegar to 500 ML of micro solution. Ascorbic acid will work too but I dont know how much is best
     
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    If say, adding more micros, I notice some plants do better but some develop algae are there any steps you'd recommend in particular? More water changes? Change the micro mix? Just be patient and give it a few days? This question's a bit lazy I know but I've never tweaked ferts before (other that switching to dry dosing EI) so this is my first attempt and I think it would help for ppl like me to develop a solid framework for tweaking.
     
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    Sometimes if you raise micros, or anything really, it can cure one deficiency and bring on another one - whatever is next in least supply. This could be co2 or any other nutrient

    Just from what you said I'd give it a couple of weeks and see what happens, keep everything clean and well pruned in the meantime. Make sure you have good co2, meaning plenty of it and a good delievery system, adequate surface agitation for O2 and good circulation in the tank.

    In the meantime observe the plants. If the plants are happy and conditions are clean the algae will recede on its own. If the plants arent happy - which is usually why we have algae - then you'll need to figure out why
     
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    Can you link that video please ? Thank you
     
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    Thanks for this. I'm experimenting with higher doses and co2 now, and keeping a closer eye on the plants.
     
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