my conversion of the ei light for 140-185 tank range
2 tsp KNO3 M,W,F
5/8 tsp KH2PO4 T,T,S
2 tsp G4 Boost SU
5/8 tsp CSM-B M,W,F
My main question is the initial dose of ferts when starting off using Ei, I added an initial dose (a day each) of the above and I'm dosing daily now, but was that enough to start with? should I use a weeks worth
of ferts to "seed" the tank?
Just tore down my 150, did a complete overhaul on the plumbing. looking for advice on the initial dose for the water. I use a combo 4-1 mix of ro\di and tap. this is because of the rediculous hardness of our city water here. This mix gives me a kH of 3-4 with the tap water adding back in a little of the gH and kH for a buffer.
Substrate is the black diamond stuff from aquarium plants (top,bottom 3" is a mix of rinsed substrate from the old setup). Lighting is 2- 250w MHL with 6500k bulbs.
The filter is custom built. I bought a clear choice wet/dry online and when it arrived it was broke into many smaller pieces. Decided to build my own then so bought a 30 gal tank, some 1/4 in acrylic sheets and went to work building a bio tower to fit inside the 30. Holds 6 gallons of bio balls.
Circulation is 800 gal\hr given the 5ft head on the pump. I decided to try some creative flow patterns so I plumbed the outlets in the tank (works really well).
I need to stock some more plants (getting some cheap fast growers this weekend)
Ideas and suggestions are welcome here.
CO2 inject w/jaqno mixer,Ph Controller
custom w/d @800g/hr