EI for my tank

crystalview

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Sep 6, 2008
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I just read all the EI "sticky's" and confused myself. I have a low light 2wpg (getting PAR next week will know more) on my 45g. I want to use EI starting today. I am out of most of the Seachem's micro and macs. I will use Excel daily. Of the chems used below are there ones that should not be mixed? I want to place the fertz in the daily/week pill holders. Can I try the dosage below for my tank or should I reduce the amounts of each? I also don't think I need GH booster so is that ok?
In a month or so I plant on switching to a 67g with the same light and excel. So I assume that I will need to move up to the next chart (60-80) on dosing? I like the daily dose regime and then nothing on Sunday except WC 50%. Can this be done dry instead of liquid you mention?


40-60 Gallon Aquariums
+/- 1/2 tsp KN03 3x a week
+/- 1/8 tsp KH2P04 3x a week
+/- 1/8 (10ml) Trace Elements 3x a week
50% weekly water change
 

crystalview

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Sep 6, 2008
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Ok is this right

45g

1/4 teaspoon of KNO3 3-4x a week (every other day)
1/16th teaspoon of KH2PO4 3-4x a week (every other day)
Traces added on off days as the macro nutrients, so 3x a week,
Excel daily

UsingToms "Non CO2" method it seems to use about half the dosage of regular EI with CO2