help me sort out my dosing scheme?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Fert Dosing' started by padlock, 20 Jun 2009.

  1. padlock

    padlock Member

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    Meath, Ireland
    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
     
  2. nry

    nry Member

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    Cumbria, UK
    What size tank?
     
  3. padlock

    padlock Member

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    Location:
    Meath, Ireland
    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
     
  4. nry

    nry Member

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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.
     
  5. padlock

    padlock Member

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    Location:
    Meath, Ireland
    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
     
  6. glenn

    glenn Member

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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
     
  7. padlock

    padlock Member

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    Location:
    Meath, Ireland
    thanks, that really helped me out :D
     
  8. glenn

    glenn Member

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    Leicestershire
    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.
     
  9. padlock

    padlock Member

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    Location:
    Meath, Ireland
    thanks, i'm quite excited as iv'e never properly kept a planted tank before

    Cheers, Paul
     

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