Low nitrates, do I need to dose?
Hello! I was wondering if I had low nitrates, would I need to dose? My betta has some cuts on it head and I have to do water changes daily until they heal up. But then, he tail bites and I also do changes every 2 days so he doesnt get fin rot. I have 0 of everything except a pH of 8.2 out of tap, and very low stocking in my tank, which causes very low nitrates.
I have pygmy chainswords, jungle vals, a marimo moss ball (Not moss, I know), and dwarf sag in my tank. The dwarf sag is struggling, but will probably be shipped to a friend of mine.
My question is, do I really need to dose liquid ferts? I do use root tabs, and the plants eat them up. Also have some of the little Osmocote+ balls on the surface on the sand from a digging cichlid (rehomed)