New Planted Tank Fertilizer Questions
I have had aquariums for years and have decided to take the plunge and try my hand at a planted one. I am doing this in a 50 Gal aquarium with a pressurized CO2 system, utilizing a Milwaukee regulator, solenoid and bubble counter. I have an inline CO2 reactor and an API filterstar M canister filter and two 54W T5HO bulbs on the tank. I have a couple of questions in regards to proper dosing.
1. I have the following flourish products Complete, Nitrogen, Phosphorous and potassium. I know liquid ferts are a little more expensive and I found some really good suggestions on where to order dry ferts and I'm going to try my hand at that next. My question is can I get an idea of how much/when to dose them? Is it simple to just follow the directions on the bottles?
2. Is there a nutrient I'm missing? I know I need to dose the Macros (NPK) and micros/trace I;m thinking the complete covers the micros/trace.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Ohh and I only have a couple of Amazon swords and crypts in there right now with a Monte Carlo carpeting plant and a few bunches of twisted Vals.