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Question Fertilizer Schedule and Water Test Help

Hi All,

I just wanted to know your thoughts about my dosing schedule and my water tests and also any advice, I feel as if I'm doing things wrong sometimes

I have attached pictures of my tank to this thread - I'm still pretty new to this (8 months), but loving everything about it and learning. Everyone here is extremely helpful and a big shout out to nel for answering all my questions and being awesome!!! And yes I'm aware the plants need a little trim that will be happening tomorrow. The 2 last pictures are of my potassium deficiency and have started dosing potassium 3 times a week now instead of 2.

My tank is a 255L (Aquaone Serene) planted tank and using Eco-Complete as the substrate and also injecting CO2 and the standard light so far. Lights are on for around 10hrs at the moment and CO2 kicks in 45mins before lights on and turn off an hour before lights out. I've been using Seachem only as a substitute till I find somewhere in Aus with the dry ferts.

Dosing Schedule:

Mon: Flourish - 1 x 5ml
Tue: N/A
Wed: Potassium 2 x 5ml
Fri: Potassium 2 x 5ml
Sat: Water Clean every 2 week and Flourish 1 x 5ml
Sun: Potassium 2 x 5ml

Water Parameters: (Before W/C Tomorrow)

Ph: 6.8-7.0
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0 (maybe a little towards 5ppm - hard to tell)
Kh: 4.5
Gh: 8
Phosphate 1.5


Dwarf Hairgrass (2 weeks old)
Monte Carlo (3 weeks old)
S Repens
Amazon Swords
Riccia fluitans - Crystalwort

10 x Black Neons Tetras
9 x Neon Tetras
6 x Widow Tetras
4 x Platys
2 x Plecos (evil terrors)
5 x Harlequin Rasboras

Any advice is greatly appreciated! I wish my tank looked a lot better. Sorry for the long post! Thanks
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