Trying Out The Non Co2 Method - Some Questions

ilaizm

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I went through the Non CO2 methods sticky thread and I am interested in trying out that approach. The approach being discussed states that very few water changes are required. In my case, this will not be possible, I change 50% water on a weekly basis and would like to keep that schedule. In such a case, shouldthe Seachem Equilibrium and KNO3/KH2PO4 weekly doses be different to the amounts recommended in the article?

Also, my tap water is very hard, in such cases, would you still add Seachem Equilibrium?

I will only have Anubias and java fern in my tank.

thanks,

Ilai
 

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Hello ilaizm,

you can generally start with half of the standard EI dose and reduce from there until you see problems. You can certainly couple Non-CO2 with weekly water changes, it's just that they are not a requirement from the plant growth point of view.

If your water is hard already there is no reason to add S. Equilibrium (as long as you add K from the KNO3 part).

https://barrreport.com/threads/ei-for-low-light-setup.7144/#post-56552

Feel free to start a journal so you and we can follow your progress with the tank.