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04-11-2016 08:12 AM
liz26914 I didn't do the 50% water change and the water cleared up. :)
04-10-2016 02:42 PM
alecmerkel Don't touch it, wait for the cloud to go away. Cloudy water sometimes known is new tank syndrome is good. Mean you have a bacteria bloom (could also be loose dust). .25 amonia ppm is fine.

Wait for the cloud to go away.
04-09-2016 11:19 PM
liz26914 just tested the water. the water is cloudy but the ammonia is 0. does that mean the tank is cycled?
I am going to test it again tomorrow morning and do a 50% water change to see if I could clear up the cloudy water.
04-09-2016 04:24 PM
liz26914 So I did a 90% water change yesterday morning. I noticed that it started getting cloudy again last night. This morning the water wasn't any cloudier but when I tested the water the nitrate was 0 but the ammonia was really high. It was at 8 ppm. My tank and my room smelled like ammonia

I emptied out the water and plants. Pulled all the osmocote I could find. Rinsed the substrate 3 times and then put back the plants refilled the tank. I tested the water again before I left for work. It was between 0.25-0.5ppm. I'm going test the water again when I get back from work.

Currently, I don't have any fish in the tank. Just plants. Do you think having the ammonia at 0.25-05ppm is ok? And if I do add a betta would the ammonia have be at 0 before I add him/her?
04-08-2016 08:42 AM
liz26914 nd thanks everyone for commenting!
04-08-2016 08:41 AM
liz26914 ok. will do
04-08-2016 12:23 AM
kittenfish That sounds about right. Remember to do a 50% water change each week, that's an important part of the EI dosing regimen.
04-07-2016 10:46 PM
liz26914 I'm doing dry ferts and it didn't come with directions other than excel.

I was searching on google and someone posted on another forum asking about ei dosing for a 7 gal
He was reccomended to do this:
10 tsp KNO3 mixed with 250 ml
  • 2 ml 3x a week
2 tsp kh2po4 mixed with 250 ml
  • 1-2 ml 3x a week
10 tsp k2so4 mixed with 250 ml
  • 5 ml 3 a week
1 tbs CSM+B mixed with 250 ml
  • 1 ml 3x a week
If I do half of what this person was recommended for 7 gal for my 3.4 gal, would it be ok?
04-07-2016 10:13 PM
alecmerkel No harm no foul. Just do. 75~90 water change and just let the tank reset for a week. Then restart you feeding schedule. I only dose once a week. I just read the amounts on the bottles. I recommend doing the same until you get more familiar. :) good luck. Can't wait to see your tank healthy again!
04-07-2016 09:45 PM
Originally Posted by kittenfish View Post
You are dosing enough ferts for a heavily planted 20-40 gallon tank. We aren't supposed to link to other forums here but check the first result when you google "ei dosing".

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