Good evening from Singapore fellow APCers.
My virgin post would be regarding EI. Have only started it a few days ago and I have a few queries.
But first, the specs for my tank
Volume: 20 gallons
Lights: 55W PL but I have another spare in case I want to increase lighting.
Planting Density: Medium (Cabomba, Christmas Moss, Dwarf Sagittaria, Anubia, Crypt and Tenellus)
CO2: Pressurized with a diffuser, purchasing a drop checker this weekend to determine if I have 30ppm but currently it's at 1bps.
Substrate: Gex Black Soil
Target doses for components;
NO3 in the form of Ca(NO3)2: 30ppm
PO4 in the form of KH2PO4: 2ppm
K in the form of K2SO4: 30ppm
Micros: LushGro Micro
Using "Yet Another Nutrient Calculator" plus some simple calculations,
It was recommended that I dose:
Dosing schedule would be dry dosing macros on odd days and micros on even days, off on Saturday and a 50% WC on Sunday.
My question is;
a. The Calculator suggested that I dose the above mentioned weights every other day but some people have suggested that I divide the above dose by 3 and dose a third of the weights each day. Which regime should I follow then?
b. For the Micros, contents on the Website http://www.ecocityhydroponics.com/lushgro-micros-liquid.html
puts the contents of the solution as:
Iron as EDTA chelate 21,253mg/L
Manganese 5,684 mg/L
and to dose 1 drop per 100L of water. Should I follow the instructed dosage or do I calculate out how much to dose?
Hope you guys can help.