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EI Dosing Instructions for My Tank?

Hello, I'm going to restart a 17 gallon tank in the next month or so and I'm getting materials to prepare. I bought macros and micros fertilizers, and I'm trying to figure out the best dosage plan, but I don't have any test kits and I can't purchase any right now. I'm told to add 5ml per 20 gallons of water for each the micro and macro, three times a week, but I'm not sure if that's accurate and I want to prevent any algae problems. What would be the best plan to dose my 17G tank? Here's my specs:

Dimensions: 24L X 12W X 12H
Lighting: 1 X 20W CFL 6500K Daylight bulb
Substrate: Eco Complete
Fertilizers/Additives: Micros and Macros, Excel
Hardscape: Manzanita wood, Seiryu Stone
Ph: 6-7
Gh: Hard to moderately hard (tap water, according to local water tests)
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