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EI customization question, Plants seem to grow more on micro days rather than macro.

Discussion in 'Estimative Index' started by Jonathan, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Jonathan

    Jonathan Junior Poster

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    I'm using wets clac. I dont know enough about growing plants to make educated decisions regarding customization.

    My tank is new and plants are still establishing themselves.

    Plants seem to grow more on micro days rather than macro. Is that normal ? On macro days , I don't see a lot of difference. I'm wondering if I am doing something wrong here.

    44.748 g KNO3
    8.724 g K2HPO4
    28.019 g Plantex CSM+B (and flourish Iron)
    + weekly GH booster

    I believe this is only a temporary problem, but for whatever reason, or maybe its the combo of this dosing and new ADA soil, my nitrates are sky high. I tried leaving out KNO3 to see if my nitrates would normalize, and they have. But this must be at a detriment to my plants now that K is less. How can I correct for this ?
     
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    Add micros daily then.

    K2SO4 can be added, but high KNO3 dosing is fine also.
    GH booster is part of EI, so adding that should prevent any low K+ issues.
     
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    Add micros daily then.

    K2SO4 can be added, but high KNO3 dosing is fine also.
    GH booster is part of EI, so adding that should prevent any low K+ issues.
     
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    Ah !! I didnt know I could do that. Thank you Tom !
     
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