Timing of ferts - am or pm?
Wondering if there is an optimal time to dose ferts, in the AM so the plants can use them during the day, or PM at lights-out when plants stop photosynthsizing (sp?).
My theory is to do it in the PM as non-algae plants tend to have storage mechanisms available to them that algae do not. They can spend the night absorbing the ferts, while the algae can't. I also heard / read some plants use the night to grow a bit. Some plants grow to outcompete algae and growing at night may make some sense if algae can't grow / consume nutrients at night as well as higher plants.
However, if the speed of absorption is so slow, maybe it doesn't make a difference (if it takes days to absorb a dose, then it doesn't make a difference)
I just spent $30 on Seachem fert series... rather that it not go to feed algae.