Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hot Springs Ar. 71901
The shrimp acted up at first when I went from the regular Excel doses to double that amount but nothing died and they are now OK with it. They just swam around the tank more for half an hr when I fist put in the extra. Only on the first time also.
Seems to work on GSA but not Cladophora. I use med light so I have GSA on the glass after three days/w the other tank which doesn't get Excel, but the one whch does goes more than a week without the GSA.
The doses that you listed which require three doses a week are less per dose than the once a week doses which are listed under "EI Low light/Weekly".
Not any great deal smaller but check that section to see the difference.
You will find it to be a bit light on the K2SO4(to keep from increasing your nitrates
instead of raising the KNO3) because of the Wisteria. But no harm in starting it at the regular amount and waiting to see if the Wisteria does get holes in it.
With that sub especially the Crypts would benefit from Osmocote+ being put under them. Capsules are cheap and sold by at least two on here. I just use my tweezers to push the individual beads of it into the sub around each plant that I want extra ferts in/on. Only have a couple of 10g tanks though and few plants that I feel need it so
it's not much for me to do this.
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