Need Help With Dosing

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by rebellonik, May 19, 2018.

  1. rebellonik

    rebellonikValued MemberMember

    Hello guys
    I am fairly new to dosing of tanks in all my previous tanks i used to only add liquid carbon have never had to try dosing in my case im seeing yellowing of my plants leaves so from what i read there is a shortage of some macro and micro nutrients
    My question here is do i dose weekly or daily
    And which one do you suggest
  2. -Mak-

    -Mak-Well Known MemberMember

  3. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    I use only Seachem products. they have a very fast absorption rate. Flourish weekly, Flourish Excel daily, Flourish Iron weekly, Flourish Potassium weekly, Flourish root tabs every three months. My water is RO/DI remineralized with Flourish Equilibrium.
  4. OP

    rebellonikValued MemberMember

    Apologies for not giving out this info
    Here it is
    I have a low tech setup
    With 2 9w t8 leds 10k each
    My tank is like a 130 liter. Would fall in the 20 to 30 gallon category
    For soil it's the ADA one Amazonia i think
    For filteration i am using a dophin cf1400 uv supports upto 1400lph (i don't know bout how much gallons it is) sorry
    Plants added are
    Echinodorus bleheri
    Jungle val (screw leaf one)
    Java Fern
    Windelov Fern
    Amazon Swords
    Will add more plants later i know the plants are less so Apologies
    5x Fancy Guppy
    12x Ember Tetra
    8x Rummynose Tetra
    10x RCS
    3x Nerite Snail

    Actual stocking as of now is
    5x Fancy Guppy
    2 Rummynose Tetra
    10x RCS
    3x Nerite Snail
    Will add embers or chilli rasboras whichever is available later


    Thx for the info will look. Them uo but i cant add excel i think vals don't seem to like them i suppose but will read more about it too
    Last edited by a moderator: May 20, 2018
  5. Thunder_o_b

    Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Vals can be acclimated to Excel but it is a long drawn out process.
  6. jmaldo

    jmaldoWell Known MemberMember

    :emoji_thumbsup:Nice Tank. I began this "Underwater Gardening" journey a little over a year ago. Still consider myself just an "Algae Grower" (well maybe a step above). As mentioned just start out slow. I started with Seachem Flourish and root tabs, follow the suggested dosing. Let it grow for awhile and see what you have. Plenty of "Veterans" here to help.
    Just remember : Every tank is as different as a fingerprint. (Substrate, Plants, Light, Inhabitants and Water)
    Good Luck!

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