Dosing EI daily...reduce dosage per day..
I am trying to dose EI daily with reduced dosage, but totaling about the same amount of fert as if I only dose 3x per week. I am trying to keep my shrimps (few Amanos and 20+ cherry shrimps) alive. Hopefully, my water becomes good enough to "restock" more Amanos. They don't like nitrate as far as I can tell, certainly excessive trace dosage can be bad for them. Possibility copper in the trace elements? Do plants uptake less nitrate if less of nitrate concentration in the water column? I am trying to keep nitrate around 10+ ppm per day. Before, is around 20+ during dosing day, and dosing trace daily at 10ml, more than double the dosage for my tank size, 40g. The extra trace elements do help the plants as far as I can see, even stopping some of my staghorn algae from growing. I was dosing trace daily at 10ml and maintaining nitrate at 20+ ppm. I would get dead shrimps every morning before CO2 comes on.
I even managed to bring back a dying Amano to life when I put it in my WC box which has no fert added.