What readings should I expect after EI dosing?
After changing 100% of the water I added
1/8 tsp KNO3
1/32 tsp K2SO4
1/32 tsp KH2PO4
to my 5 gallon tank. A lot I think, but didn't find a dosing scale for nano tanks so I went with the 10 gallon measurements.
I know that when fertilizing using the EI you are not supposed to test your parameters often, but since I just started with the regimen I did some testing.
The nitrates were at 20ppm and the phosphates at 5ppm. I know that the dosage was maybe double what's needed for 5G and that the EI is intended to add a little surplus. Still, isn't 20ppm of NO3 too low and 5ppm of phosphates too high? Should I expect an algae bloom?
(The tank has a yeast mix for CO2, no inhabitants except the plants, 20watts of CF light and eco-complete for substrate)
Also, how many ml of Flourish Comprehensive should I add?