nighttime dosing?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Fert Dosing' started by jarthel, 4 Jan 2010.

  1. jarthel

    jarthel Member

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    Just to circumstances beyond my control (it's summer here and it gets really hot some days), I have scheduled lights on at 5am and finishes at around 2pm.

    I have been reading (particularly theplantedtank.co.uk) and it seems it's advisable to dose just before lights on. But since I will not wake up before 5am, is it okay to dose at night?

    thank you :)
     
  2. jeremy1

    jeremy1 Newly Registered

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    You can dose macros anytime, but I've heard it's better to dose iron containing trace mix while lights are on.

    Jeremy
     
  3. Simon D

    Simon D Member

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    What are you dosing? If its ferts, then the night before should be fine, are you EI dosing or off the shelf? Macros and Micros EI style will be fine. I must admit, I've little experience with off the shelf ferts (TPN, TPN+, etc...)

    If you mean liquid carbon then this is good for 24 hours and after 12 hours it has about half the strength and therefore half the effectiveness, depending on your set-up.

    There are too many parameters to diagnose the answer to your problem without more information.

    No offence intended :crazy: but a bit more info would help.
     
  4. jarthel

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    I am thinking of dosing fertilizer (macro and micro) dry salts at night.
     
  5. CeeJay

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    Hi jarthel
    I dose my tank (EI) at 6am and my lights don't come on till 5pm.
    Sounds about the same time span as yours.
    Been doing this for 9 months now and no problems to report :D
     
  6. Dolly Sprint 16v

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    Jarthel

    I took a leaf out of John Starkies tutorial and dose when the lights are on.

    Regards
    Paul.
     
  7. jarthel

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    can you please provide a link? thank you :)
     

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