EI for dummies..

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    Anyone interested can download "Aquarium Fertilizer calculator" from the playstore. I paid R15 for it , it has everything you need for calculating EI dosing (dry dosing and stock solutions)

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    Interesting, thanks.

    Though I find the APSA calculator easier to use as you can see everything at once. I don't think it would be too hard to make an APSA branded mobile app. Would anyone be interested? I start a new job on Monday so I won't make promises about timelines though :)

    Who owns the Perl backend code for the APSA calculator? It would be best to converter that IMO so the cslcs match.

    Let me know if anyone is interested?
     
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    A APSA app wil definitely be cool , i used the app to make a CSM+B solution.

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    Would I be able to purchase both CaCO3 (Dolomite) and CaMg(CO3)2 from a pharmacy such as Clicks or Dischem? What brands would you recommend?
     
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    I also get the brown slime on my plants and glass.

    What is the cause of this?
     
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    Can I Dose seachem excel with E.I
     
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    It sorts it self out in the long run keep up with your water changes and a few
    Otocinclus Catfish
    they love the stuff.
     
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    yes you can dose excel just dose separately from your normal EI dosing. if you are dosing EI i take it you are running CO2
     
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    @Paul not running CO2.
    dose EI, flourish and excel
     
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    If you are dosing EI quantities using Seachem products it is going to cost you a fortune. EI doses in excess and you will be dumping a large amount into your garden each week with the EI required wc's
     
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    Hi bud. what lights are you running and for how long. if you have high lighting you are going to run in to problems dosing EI and no CO2. post your setup data like lights volume of tank etc so that one can help you better .
     
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    @Paul
    I have standard 3ft tank 105L.
    Have 2 10w LED floodlights about 20cm above tank. Infernal filter and heater. Lights on for 6 hours a day.

    at the moment im dosing EI NPK and next day flourish and excel repeat. From Monday to Friday.
     
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    Keen to start dosing EI but just a little lost when it comes to dosing traces. I will be using CSM+B but don't know how much to dose can someone help with this please?
     
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    Thank you for the fast reply. It's the csm from Better Weather so can confirm if it's the same?
     
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    Thanks alot appreciate the help!
     

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