EI dosing clarification

elemkar

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Does the following sentence below refer to dosing KNO3?
1/4 teaspoon 4x a week (every other day)
Thanks
Elwin

• Dosing
1/4 teaspoon 4x a week (every other day)
1/16” teaspoon of KH2PO4 4x a week (every other day)
Traces added on off days as the macro nutrients, so 3x a week, 5mls each time.

So the aquarist dose only 3 things really, KNO3, KH2PO4 on the day of the water change then every other day there after, traces of the off day till the next week rolls around. Do a 50-70% water change, dose the macro nutrients back, add the traces the following day and repeat. You can slowly back off this amount till you notice plant growth differences to tailor your individual tank’s need, but all you will do is waste some macros and traces by adding more than the plant needs. You should give each change in your routine about 3 weeks before making another change. This will take time but is worth the time spent. It will not cause algae unless you over look something, namely CO2 or under dosing KNO3 which both of these account for about 95% of all algae issues. If you focus on the plant’s
 

Tom Barr

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Re: EI dosing clarification

Yes, 1/4 teaspoon of KNO3, every other day.

Note, this is the maximum amount any tank would ever need.
You can dose less, if you have higher fish loads, less light, less plant density in the tank etc.

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Tom Barr
 

Craig Tarvin

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Re: EI dosing clarification

elemkar said:
Traces added on off days as the macro nutrients, so 3x a week, 5mls each time.


I am using Plantex CSM+B. My question is regarding the "5mls" stated above... does this mean 5mls out of a stock solution that is made up? If so what is the "recipe"/ratio of the stock solution that this is refering to?

Thanks