Hello, I will be planting my new tank setup in the next few days (journal
). This will be a fresh startup, with a new tank, new substrate, etc. I'd like some advice on how to dose in the first month because I've heard people say that the substrate will supply enough macros in the beginning (so no need to dose), but that you should start dosing micros right away.
For reference, I am using Tropica Controsoil, which is a buffering substrate. The tank will be high-tech, with a large section of stems and a large section of DHG. Water is remineralized RO, which I am remineralizing to 25ppm Ca and 10ppm Mg. I will be following EI dosing, generally, using dry ferts from Green Leaf Aquariums (separate N, P, K, and micros) (moving to dosing pumps after tank settles in).
I am most interested to hear what you think on dosing for the first few weeks of the tank.