CSM+B and the EI methode
Just joined this forum as I was searching for reasons I Just couldn’t get happy with My plantgrowth even tough dosing tons of micro’s and macros. When googling the difference between CSM+B and Tenso cocktail I ended up here.
I am gonne learn a whole lot from Reading All the information here but I am curious.
I have a 700liter aquarium with added CO2. There is enough light and the plants do fine.. however not great..
I add CSM+B twice a week and My macros three times a week. Starting sunday with friday and saturday doing nothing. Sunday I refresh about 250/300 liters with tapwater.
I Add nothing else as I experienced adding Fe of Ca just gave me algues (maby added 1+1 too fast). As I Said are My plants doing okay yet not great.
Anubias, Echinodorus and wood having some beardalgue
Valisneria getting slimey
Cryptos growing very slow
Various other plants thriving jet do not pearl nor get as big/beautifull as They can be.
Now I wonder. I have Just read multiple threads describing the EI and CSM+B as impotent. This method and the csmb are widely cheered for on various dutch forums and sites.
Are They wrong and is there a way better alternative way or product that may help the not so skilled aquarist getting Better results? A way that doesnt mean measuring everything to detail but a way or product that May jumpstart me getting into the world..