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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:19 am Post subject: when is it best to dose tank Reply with quote

 Hello  guys  I  was  just  reading  thorough  a  couple  of  forums  and  just  got  to  know  that  ppl  dose  liquid  carbon  when  lights  are  off  so  that  it  becomes  available  when  lights  come  on
 Is  this  right  as  according  to  me  I  don't  feel  its  right
 But  I  would  like  to  see  if  there  is  any  logical  reason  as  to  why  they  do  it
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:21 am Post subject: Re: when is it best to dose tank Reply with quote

 Dear  All,  even  I  have  a  similar  doubt,  somewhere  I  read  that  Macro  Vs  Micro.  One  should  be  dosed  in  the  night  after  light  OFF  and  another  in  the  next  day  morning  before  light  ON.  
 
 Is  there  any  reason  behind  it  or  can  we  dose  both  together  at  the  same  time  in  the  night  after  light  OFF.
 
 Please  clarify.
 
 Thanks,
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:29 am Post subject: Re: when is it best to dose tank Reply with quote

 Hi  Mohan
 Good  that  u  pointed  out  micro  and  macro   ferts
 I  normally  dose  on  alternate  days
 For  6  days  1day  rest  for  ferts  Chuckle  
 But  like  I  read  it  is  supposed  to  be  on  different  days  as  they  would  react  with  each  other  I  suppose  but  I  might  be  wrong  that's  what  I  got  from  other  forums
 Hope  this  helps
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:33 am Post subject: Re: when is it best to dose tank Reply with quote

 Hi  Nik  Rebello
 
 When  u  had  taken  fert  kits  frm  me,  i  had  guided  u  abt  when  to  dose  ferts  and  what  r  the  advantages.  It  seems  u  trying  to  ask  on  every  forum.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:58 am Post subject: Re: when is it best to dose tank Reply with quote

 Hello  Nilesh
 Yes  u  are  right  u  did  direct  me  on  how  it  was  supposed  to  be  dosed  but  I  have  got  myself  confused  alot  by  reading  things  from  here  and  there  Sad  
 I  thought  the  more  I  read   bout  ferts  the  better  I  would  be  but  like  u  can  see  it  has  backfired  all  I  wanted  to  do  was  understand  and  learn  more  bout  them
 I  didn't   mean  any  disrespect  by  anyway
 Sorry  if  I  have  hurt  anyone's  sentiments
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:23 pm Post subject: Re: when is it best to dose tank Reply with quote

 Hi  Nik
 
 Its  not  about  sorry  or  showing  disrespect.  But  why  your  confusing  your  self.  As  everyone  has  different  dosing  ideas  and  u  cant  apply  all  in  your  tank.
 Thats  a  suggestion.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:35 pm Post subject: Re: when is it best to dose tank Reply with quote

 Hi  Nik,
 
 What  you  heard  is  right  whether  it's  liquid  or  pressurized  co2  they  start  dosing  before  1-2  hours  before  light  comes  up,  the  reason  behind  that  is  plants  live  healthy  mainly  by  photosynthesis,  for  that  they  require  co2  and  light  source  so  whenever  your  light  comes  up  plants  will  start  to  photosynthesis  so  when  you  start  adding  your  co2  before  1  or  2  hours  your  water  column  will  have  distributed  co2  ready  for  them  to  uptake  co2,  when  you  follow  this  method  switch  off  your  co2  1  hour  before  your  light  goes  off.  Best  method  i  came  across  and  following  this  for  around  2  years  now.
 
 there  are  plenty  of  methods  to  dose  your  tank  EI,  PPS,  PMDD,The  difference  in  this  method  are  in  EI  you  dose  more  fert  than  your  plant  require  so  to  reset  the  water  column  you  need  to  do  50%  water  change  on  7th  day,  pps  and  pmdd  you  dose  what  your  plant  requires  so  no  need  to  do  water  changes  every  week,  so  you  decide  which  suits  your  need  if  you  make  solution  then  make  separate  for  macros  and  micros  that's  it.  it's  always  best  to  add  your  fert  before  light  comes  up.mostly  your  plant  takes  food  at  the  time  of  photosynthesis.  below  are  some  links  about  planted  tank  it  might  help  you  in  some  way.
 
 http://www.aquariumadvice.com/introduction-fertilizing-planted-tank/
 
 about  dosing  Tom  barr  had  given  some  good  explanation  in  below  thread.
 
 http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=117792
 
 https://sites.google.com/site/natureaquariumclub/index/plant-nutrition
 
 http://www.aquariumplants.com/Articles.asp?ID=111
 
 https://sites.google.com/site/aquaticplantfertilizer/home/pps-pro
 
 http://blog.greenleafaquariums.com/2013/02/28/our-new-pps-pro-fertilizer-pack-just-mix-dose/
 
 http://www.miyabi-aqua.com/tips-and-techniques/the-war-on-algae
 
 Sorry  for  too  many  links  Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:24 pm Post subject: Re: when is it best to dose tank Reply with quote

 You  can  dose  Macro  fertilizers  any  time  of  the  day.  it  really  does  not  matter.
 
 Micro  are  usually  found  as  chelates  of  iron.  These  decompose  on  exposure  to  light,  and  will  not  be  absorbed  by  plants  if  they  decompose,  hence  adding  them  after  lights  out  is  recommended.  Even  when  you  store  it  it  has  to  be  kept  in  a  dark  container.
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