Hey there - thanks.
I meant to use the excel and flourish in the meantime until I set up the CO2 in december when funds allow it.
Would the dry ferts be better even know? Also, what results could I expect with the flourish, excel + root tabs as far as plant growth/health?
Yes go ahead and get the dry ferts now. Four pounds of dry ferts is going to run you about $30'ish shipped and will last a lot longer than the Excel products.
You would get nearly the same results if you bought the full line of Seachem products: Excel, Flourish, Iron, Nitrogen, Potassium, and Phosphorus and followed there dosing chart but it would be allot more money over the long run.
For a 70gal tank using t he EI regiment:
Sunday - 50% water change. Add 3/4 tsp KNO3, 3/16 tsp KH2PO4, 1/4 tsp K2SO4, 1 tsp GH Booster
Monday - Add 1/4 tsp CSM+B
Tuesday - Add 3/4 tsp KNO3, 3/16 tsp KH2PO4, 1/4 tsp K2SO4
Wednesday - Add 1/4 tsp CSM+B
Thursday - Add 3/4 tsp KNO3, 3/16 tsp KH2PO4, 1/4 tsp K2SO4
Friday - Add 1/4 tsp CSM+B
Saturday - Rest day
Just dump it in dry about an hour before your lights turn on.