Ok, so my CO2
is back up and running, but I haven't started dosing yet. I wanted to do 1 thing at a time. The result is: cyano
on the surface of the water. At least, I think it's cyano
. It's not in a clump, but rather in tiny little spots all over the surface. If I run a white net through it, it has the telltale blue-green colour. And a test confirms my nitrates have bottomed out.
I have a 50gal tank, with 1.5wpg, and DIY CO2
. My CO2
levels are between 30 and 45ppm (stupid unreadable test kit). I would say I am at least moderately planted, with mostly fast growing stem plants, a big sword and a bunch of val and crypts.
I will be dosing nitrates with KNO3. If I put 1 teaspoon in, I should get 18.14ppm, according to Chuck. In my tank, with my light and CO2
level, how often should I be putting in that teaspoon? And, will this dose be enough for my K
levels as well, or should I be dosing K2SO4 additionally?