Do I need Excel?
So I've had a low-tech planted 10 gallon set up for the past couple of months. As of the last two weeks I've been running a Finnex Stringray for 7 hours everyday. My dosing is daily Flourish Excel, and then ThriveS twice a week. I have Ecocomplete with Flourish Root Tabs
After reading online, it has come to my attention that Excel can negatively affect plants other than Vals and Anacharis and Mosses. I've read that some people claimed that it made their Crypts and Ferns melt when dosing. While my Crypts melted majorly during the transition of substrates, they've bounced back I would say. However, I'm interested in getting moss for my tank, and I have an African Water Fern on it's way.
Regardless, my question is do I need to be dosing my tank daily with Excel? I've been under the impression that I need to unless I want algae problems. Is this incorrect? Quite frankly, I'd be happy if I could stop dosing excel, it would save me a buck.
Thanks so much!