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Am I doing this EI thing right?

Ok so my tank is 100 gal heavily planted, weeds are growing.... but i have this green spot algae problem that seems to be getting worse. And i read that increasing po4 should help but i'm not sure if i want to go higher with my dosing.

4 - 96w 6700k, 10 hr photo, 5 hrs with 2 lights and 5 hrs with 4 lights.
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KH - 5

On water change day (50 - 60%) i dose 1.5 teaspoons of kn03, 1/4 tea of po4, 1.5 tea of K. every other day - 10 ml's of florish iron, 15 ml's of csm + b, from a mixture of 2 tblspns to 500 ml. then i have my maintenance dose of macros on days opposite micros of 0.5 tea kn03, 1/16th tea po4, and 0.5 tea K. the day before the w/c i don't dose anything.

The reason i dose higher amounts on w/c day is to try to keep the levels closer to where they were before the w/c, so i add ferts while filling.
Should i increase my maint dose of po4 to 1/8th teaspoon?


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yes, try that. My tank was the cleanest when I dosed 1/4 tsp every other day on my 100gallon.


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You've got it. There won't be a problem with raising the phosphate...unless you run out of something else.

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Bump the CO2 up just a tad as well, watch fish etc. Remeasure CO2 real good and see what it is am/pm times etc.

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