FSO trace mix

Discussion in 'Aquarium Fert Dosing' started by Jack middleton, 9 Nov 2009.

  1. Jack middleton

    Jack middleton Member

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    I've started dosing EI on my tank, and I still haven't mixed up my traces which are due tomorrow, what is the recommended dose?

    I have shrimp so I want to avoid dosing too much copper if possible.

    Cheers, Jack
     
  2. CeeJay

    CeeJay Member

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    Jack

    Just my experience.
    I'm dosing the full EI amount as per the EI tutorial and I keep shrimp.
    They're actually breeding so it can't be too bad for them :D .
    I am using the old AE trace elements which I believe had 0.23% copper in it, same as FSO.
    Hope that's of use.

    Chris.
     
  3. Jack middleton

    Jack middleton Member

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    Cheers for the reply, how do you make your mix? How many grams in how in many mls? And what do you dose?

    Cheers, Jack
     
  4. CeeJay

    CeeJay Member

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    Hi Jack

    Don't do grams, way too complicated :lol: . I did used to, but gave up with all the faffing about with scales etc. Teaspoons much easier :D .
    For the reference 20 gallon tank in the EI tutorial we should dose 1/16th teaspoon twice a week.
    So for a 4 week supply for the 20 gallon tank you would need:
    1/16th (teaspoon) X 2 (twice a week) X 4 (for a 4 week supply) = 1/2 teaspoon per month.
    As I have a 180l (approx 40 Gallon) I have just doubled the dose.
    So for me it is 1 teaspoon per month mixed with 200ml of tap water and dosed 25ml, twice a week. The 200ml last for 4 weeks (8 doses).
    For your reassurance, whilst I was experimenting, I have overdosed on trace but saw no difference in plant performance so went back down to my 1 teaspoon and the shrimp were fine.

    Chris
     
  5. Jack middleton

    Jack middleton Member

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    much appreciated, thanks :D
     
  6. CeeJay

    CeeJay Member

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    Hi Jack.

    Glad to help :D

    Chris
     

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