Need Help With Dosing

rebellonik

Member
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 I'm 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
 

-Mak-

Member
What plants, lighting, and substrate do you have?
 

Thunder_o_b

Member
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.
 
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rebellonik

Member
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
Stocking
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



Thunder_o_b said:
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.
Thx for the info will look. Them uo but I can't add excel I think vals don't seem to like them I suppose but will read more about it too
 

Thunder_o_b

Member
rebellonik said:
Thx for the info will look. Them uo but I can't add excel I think vals don't seem to like them I suppose but will read more about it too
Vals can be acclimated to Excel but it is a long drawn out process.
 

jmaldo

Member
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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