EI Dosing Questions
After experiencing some melting algae issues due to lack of flow, too much lighting, and uneven CO2 distribution, I am going to start EI dosing my tank with ferts.
This is my first high tech plant and am a newbie in the hobby. I made adjustments to my flow (purchased lily pipes that provide agitation and a nice current to all parts of the tank), lighting (reduced number of hours to 8), and repositioned my diffuser and increased CO2 concentration until I could see bubbles everywhere. I'm hoping this helps.
However, I want to start dosing as well.
Is it a good idea to dose this early? The tank is about 2 weeks old and has Amazonia. I've been doing water changes frequently (although not every day) and the ammonia levels are at a steady 1 ppm or so. FYI, no fish right now either.
When I dose, is it best to dose in the morning or at night? I leave at 8am and come home at 7pm. The lights and CO2 are on from around 4pm to 12am.
What do I do if I miss a day?
What happens if I don't do a water change?
Do I really need ferts with Amazonia?
I bought the GLA package. Is Plantex CSM + B the micro? Is Potassium Nitrate (KNO3), Mono Potassium Phosphate (KH2PO4), and Potassium Sulfate (K2SO4) the macro?