It just seems that I have some unseen problem dosing CSM+B. I continually get GW.
I started out adding CSM+B to an established planted tank and immediately (the next day) got a very thick haze. Having experience with water quality in planted tanks I knew it was the start of a GW attack. Doing a very large water change and witholding addition of ferts. and also a few dark days the haze went away. Waiting approx. one week with out adding CSM I did not have the haze or any signs of GW, so I added just a very small amout of CSM(.7mils.) and once again Haze.
I ignored the haze and continued to add CSM+B; KNO3; PO4, K2SO4 hoping to get to a level that the plants would out compete the algae but the algae continues to win
With all the problems I have I am considering on going back to using the Kent products which did not give me any problems. But before I go out and buy a very expensive bottle of Freshwater Essential (close to $40.00) I want to try CSM+B one more time.
Please give guidence on dosing. My mix for my stuff is the following:
With the above concentrations I would attempt to achieve the following:
FE .1-.2PPM using CSM+B
K---I would use twice the amount of K2SO4 as KNO3
I have a 40 gal with 2.5wpg lights and a cannister filter with only sponge and ceramic filter media. I also use RO water.