help me sort out my dosing scheme?

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well ive got my tank set up for some time now with 7 crypto. beckettii and 2 anubias eyes, stock is 11 cardinal tetra's 1 madagascan rainbow, 2 small ancistrus temmenkii and 4 japonica shrimp. however i upgraded my lighting to 2wpg and added the tetra disposable C02 so i ordered the following:

From http://www.java-plants.com:
5 x Echinodorus Tennellus
5 x Hygrophilia Polysperma
5 x Red Ludwigia
5 x Ambulia Aquatica
5 x Bacopa Monniera
5 x Red Ivy
5 x Diplis Diandra
5 x Vallis Torta
5 x Elodea Densa
5 x Hairgrass
5 x Bacopa Caroliniana
5 x Sagittaria Subulata

so my final list will be:
5 x Echinodorus Tennellus
5 x Hygrophilia Polysperma
5 x Red Ludwigia
5 x Ambulia Aquatica
5 x Bacopa Monniera
5 x Red Ivy
5 x Diplis Diandra
5 x Vallis Torta
5 x Elodea Densa
5 x Hairgrass
5 x Bacopa Caroliniana
5 x Sagittaria Subulata
2 x Anubias Eyes
7 x crypt. beckettii

From Aqua Essentials:
250g potassium nitrate
100g trace mix
100g mono potassium phosphate

can someone please help me to sort out my dosing routine for this tank? I will be doing the 50% water change on sunday afternoon's

Thanks, Paul
 

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its a juwel rekord 600, only holding 59-60 litres though due to displacement. i have a new juwel 600 l/h pump sourced on ebay and will order it within a week or so

Thanks, Paul
 

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That's a huge amount of plants for a 60-litre tank (same as mine, Rekord60/54litres/15US gallons)?

Dosing regime would be as simple as following the guide for your tank size for EI.
 

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thats the amount of plants arriving from the 24" tropical collection from http://www.java-plants.com

KN03 powder, 20g.3 and a little bit teaspoons into 250ml of water
KP04 powder, 7.5g/1.5 teaspoons into 250ml of water
on mon/wed/fri and a 50% WC on sunday

how much trace elements do i dose?

Thanks, Paul
 

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for trace you need- 10g trace>250ml water.
then 2.5ml per 50L of water 3x a week.

WORKING-60/50L=1.2--> 1.2x2.5ml =3.7ml per day...so round it to 4ml per day 3x a week.

hope this helps :D
 

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no probs...it took me a while to get my head around E.I, and now i have made an equation that is (i think) fool proof for E.I dosing in a tank for both macro and trace. :D
good luck with it.
 
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