Newly Planted Tank - High Nitrates -
I tested my pH, NO2, NO3, & NH3/4 today. My first and only planted tank, a 20 gallon tall, started on 7-15-07 tested very high for Nitrates according to the color chart, between 80-160PPM. So I quickly did a PWC and got it down to about 40-80 PPM.
I am dosing:
Excel 2 ml daily
Kent Pro Plant (macro) 5 ml every other day
Kent Freshwater Plant (micro) 5 ml every other day
Kent recommends 5-15 ml, one to three times a week for a 30 gallon tank.
I am getting some algae growth, not much.
I am wondering if I should reduce my dosing of Kent nutrients to twice or once a week. I don't think my fish feeding is the problem.
Suggestions please. Thoughts, comments welcome. Give a FNG a break.