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    I'm not sure if I am doing EI or my own version of EI dosing.

    I did a 75% water change yesterday (4/4).

    4/5 -Water Paramters

    Temp: 78F / 25.5 C
    NO3 10ppm
    PO34 2ppm
    GH 13
    KH 7
    pH 8
    Fe 0

    Today's dose:

    1 tsp CSM + B

    CO2 is set for 30 psi
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  • #2
    Welcome to the world of dry ferts and injection!!

    Good luck with your adventure.
    - Dena

    All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
    Walt Disney

    The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
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    • #3
      Nice! Another with injected and dry fertilizers; always nice to see another adventurer.

      Good luck !!
      Christine

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      • #4
        Dry ferts are great!

        Please post pics!!!

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        • #5
          4/6/13

          Dose:
          1/4 tsp KNO3
          1/4 tsp K2S04
          1/4 tsp KH2PO4

          4/7/13

          Dose:
          1 tsp CSM +B

          4/8/13

          Dose:
          1/4 tsp KNO3
          1/4 tsp K2SO4

          4/9/13

          Dose:
          1 tsp CSM +B

          4/10/13

          Test Results:
          NO3 10ppm
          PO34 2ppm
          GH 14
          KH 7
          Fe 0

          Dose:

          1/4 tsp KH2PO4

          Tomorrow is "Rest Day" from dry ferts. Have noticed that my Amazon Sword is taking off.
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          • #6
            Your tank must be full of iron hogs to still have no measurable levels. I would definitely increase CSM+B.

            Glad to hear you are noticing differences.
            - Dena

            All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
            Walt Disney

            The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
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            • #7
              What would you sugest for dosage wise in CSM +B? 1 1/4 tsp? or 1 1/2 tsp?
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              • #8
                I would just increase it by 1/4 tsp. And dose that amount for the next week. You should start to see measurable iron soon.
                - Dena

                All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
                Walt Disney

                The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
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                • #9
                  I always sugest smaller changes as they are easier to back out of should you have a problem arise. That way there are not huge swings in the tank. Its always easier to add a little bit more kinda hard to take it out without large water changes.
                  -Jim-

                  Originally posted by Albert Einstein
                  If the facts dont fit the theory, change the facts
                  Originally posted by Theodore Geisel
                  Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind donít matter and those who matter donít mind.

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                  • #10
                    4/12/13

                    75% WC

                    Dose
                    1 1/4 tsp CSM+B

                    4/13/13

                    Test:

                    NO3 5ppm
                    PO34 2ppm
                    KH 7
                    GH 14
                    Fe .02

                    Dose:
                    1/4 tsp KNO3
                    1/4 tsp KH2PO4
                    1/2 tsp K2SO4
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                    • #11
                      Hey you have iron!!!!! Did you get that result with the seachem test?
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                      110G, 65G, 10, 300G Pond

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                      • #12
                        Yeah. Well, it didn't turn tinge yellow this time, but did turn a different color with a tinge of purple which I'm assuming is .02. I really dislike testing for Iron.
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                        • #13
                          Mine hasn't even turned yellow, just crystal clear, lol! I have tried with the little bottles and the dimple plate for 45 minutes. I think I may increase the Micros and see if I get a result.
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                          • #14
                            You are definitely on the right track. The increased CSM+B is getting a measurable iron level finally.

                            I too dislike this test. The shades of purple are so faint I have a difficult time determining my exact level. I figure if I have any shade of purple there is at least some iron; and I try to not end up with a darker purple that indicates over 0.5 PPM.
                            - Dena

                            All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
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                            The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
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                            • #15
                              I left the Seachem Iron test overnight (4/13/13) and got chelated readings of .6

                              4/14/13
                              Dose:

                              1 1/4 Tsp CSM +B

                              Increase CO2 from 30 psi to 35 psi, 2 bps. I haven't notice any negative side effects.
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