Does anyone have experience with EI dosing and aqua soil? I would imagine you would not have to start dosing right away if using AS or would you?
do a daily 50% water change if you're using new ada soil for at least a week. I do 2 weeks because the ammonia leaching is ridiculously high and also causes algae. i wouldn't start dosing after 2 weeks. you want to make sure that the plants are rooting in and ready to take in nutrients.
if you start getting algae, then don't worry too much about it. your main goal should be getting your plants to grow and fill in so that they can outcompete the algae for nutrients. also, it's also good to start with many plants as possible
you'll learn from your experience, it's always good to try things out.