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Low Light EI Dosing

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by sophos9, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. sophos9

    sophos9 Junior Poster

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    Just after a sense check for dosing EI with a low light tank...

    I have a 40 UK Gal with 75w lighting and CO2 injection around 30ppm

    I'm looking to dose:

    2 x per week KNO3 - 1/4 teaspoon
    2 x per week KH2PO4 - 1/16 teaspoon
    2 x per week Flourish trace - 4ml

    Does this look right?

    Also is there anything else I should consider with dosing and low light?

    Many thanks
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    You might consider a switch to TMG, it has some K and Mg, or you might add a little MgSO4, epsom salt, at 1/4 teaspoon after the water change. If your GH is about 3-4 degrees, it should have enough Ca.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. sophos9

    sophos9 Junior Poster

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    Hi Tom,

    Just so I understand, why would a switch be beneficial?

    Cheers
     
  4. Tom Barr

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    Has the Mg and extra K already and works better in hard tank water

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  5. sophos9

    sophos9 Junior Poster

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    Thanks for that Tom, any idea on where to get hold of it in the UK?
     
  6. sophos9

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    GH is > 16dg... As I have bought KNO3, KH2PO4 and K2SO4 - would it be best to only dose KNO3?
     
  7. Dave Spencer

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    I think it is TMG as in Tropica Plant Nutrition. Shop around, but I got mine from AE.
     
  8. sophos9

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    Hey Dave, thanks. This is all set to change now anyway - I've ordered the new lighting so I can just follow EI! :)
     
  9. Dave Spencer

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    Resistance is futile!
     
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