Problem: My plants suffer deficiencies.
Background info: I'm new to aquatic plants. I have high light, DIY CO2, use Eco complete, and was given dry ferts PNK and Plantex, as well as a dilluted aquaponic plant fertilizer (http://selectaquatics.com/Plant%20Fertilizer.htm
) touted by Greg Sage (1 six ounce bottle doses like 44,000 gallons of water). Any I have micros. While there may be no excuse for it (laziness, probably) my plants don't look so great due to deficiencies. I have my nice planted tank in the living area.
Solution: place plants in a low-to-no-light, HIGHLY fertilized tank (imagine a hold tank in the basement) when they don't look so good. After a few days (or however long, TBD
) they should absorb enough nutrients to color up, straighten up, or otherwise cure what ails them. Once they look all right, I can move them back into my other tank. There will be no CO2, and hopefully not enough light for algae problems (only light from the room). If there is algae, I can scrape it off the glass. If it's on the plants, I can stick them in my community tank and those fish can clean it up before I add it to my nicer display tank. The tank will have a HOB filter and a heater. I am aware I can't cure deficiencies related to minerals/nutrients that are only transported during new growth.
Besides the obvious "Why don't you just figure out how to dose your tank right, so your plants are green and you don't have algae", any comments, suggestions, or previous experience?