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When I shall start dosing ?

Discussion in 'Estimative Index' started by borman, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. borman

    borman Prolific Poster

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    He there.

    Im actually new to this hobby (my aold aqua tank was more then 10 years ago :)

    Now i have practicly everything to start my new tank (125х50х50 cm):
    Tank,co2, filtration, light (aprox 1,2 watt per liter)
    My question is: I want to start dosing using EI, taking into account that it will be new tank start - when I shall start dosing and in which concentrations (actualy I read about concentrations, if it different for existing cucled tank and for new one).

    Thanks a lot
    Larry
     
  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Sort of depends on how much plant biomass you have, that's a lot of light though.
    More light+More plants= more nutrient uptake= more growth etc.

    You can dose right away if you have decent bacterial cycling and good plant biomass.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. borman

    borman Prolific Poster

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    Tom,

    Thanks for a quick answer.
    Actually now, after your reply and searching here in form I think that 1,2 wat/l it's alot. :) Actually I have not a lot of biomass yet., but want to grow glosso or hc
    Actually now Im in front of choice with lighting. I doubt between 2 MH 150wt light and T5 light.4x54wt or 6x 54wt.
    - I doubt about T5 cause my tank is 125 cm and most T5 lamps are 115 cm (120max with pendant) Is it will be suitable if I will have 5 cm of no light form each side.
    I doubt about MH cause with it I will have no variation choice in lighting and inspector (only 150 wt or 300wt)

    So what is your suggestion in my stupid situation.

    regards
    Larry
     
  4. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Here's a tank with 1.5 W/gal:

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