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I just recently set up my 80 gallon with ADA and was curious what sort of EI fert dosing regimine you recomend. I plan on using primarily RO water so it should be void of anything. A daily recomendation would be great. Oh, ya plant load is med to heavy with moderate fish load(getting ready to add them within days). Presurized Co2 with ph controller, and almost 5 wpg on 10 hours daily. I just started it one week ago and havent really dosed anything yet. I was just getting ready to start the dosing schedule. Thanks in advance.
 

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ADA, meaning you have a full blown ADA soil, lighting etc?

If you want a weekly:

NO3: 20-30ppm(fishload will play some role)
K+ 30ppm
PO4:5ppm
Traces: 45mls

After water change:
GH: add enough to get 3-5 degrees
KH: 3 degrees, use baking soda

You can divide the NPK/Traces up into daily dosing if you want.

Your main challenge will much less nutrients and much more CO2.
Use less light in the beginning, we only need 2w/gal to grow anything we want.


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Tom Barr
 

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I probably should of mentioned that I do not have any ADA ferts except for some green gain. I will be using Kno3, K2Po4, K2So4, CaCl, Excel, Flourish and Flourish Iron for all my ferts.
 

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Then that will be about right for you then.
If you had the soil, then you could add less for the first month or so, then add more ferts.

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what "soil" are you referring to? The aqua soil? I am using the power sand medium special with Ada amazonia reg and powder on top.
 

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Well, you can go lite for now, then bump it up in a month, then again in 3 months or so.

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