Mawgan said:Excellent tutorial for which many thanks. My apologies for missing this before posting an introduction yesterday that included lots of questions you had covered! Newbies...!
tko187 said:Hey, i must have read over this a few times now, really helpful, just wanted to know as i have the same tank as you how much do i increase the ei dosing by after the first month does it go to double or do i just slightly increase if i see yellowing plants or algea?
You do not need to add ammonia to your tank. It's pointless, especially in a planted tank, and especially if you are using Amazonia or soil/compost sediments, which leach large amounts of ammonia into the water column. You should concentrate more on doing frequent and large water changes and forget about ammonia. Check the discussion in the thread Fishless cycling and EI dosing | UK Aquatic Plant Society