In my first only tank, I've finally gotten over the fear, and basic learning to do regular fert dosing (NPK CO2 Fe Traces). Thanks everyone for all your help with that!
But I find that I do not understand "targeting". My tank is growing, without much algae, and it rips through a good bit of nitrate and phosphate daily.
So every day I measure, and every day I have less than my "target" amount. I dose to bring up to target levels, and can confirm that level thru testing shortly after dosing. But the next day, I'm always a good bit lower than the target level again - repeat this process daily.
So can someone give a bit more definition on the concept of "targeting"?
Does a target mean a high point to shoot for, but not go beyond? I'm doing that now, so my target level will only be held a short time before going below target.
Or does it mean to dose to some point above your target, so that levels will fall back to a point where the target actually represents something like an average level?
Love to get some direction from the community on this. Thanks.