when to start fertilizing
Thanks to information gotten here, I'm about to redo (again) my 33 gallon planted tank. I'm planning on using 3 bags of Eco-Complete substrate.
I considered trying to reuse some of the plants by removing the algae that most are covered with, but perhaps I'm better off to just get new stuff.
As I use RODI water, I will use SeaChem Equilibrium to adjust the GH.
Since I've learned about EI, I'm wondering when that dosing should begin. Because I've got quite a lot of it on hand, I'm going to use SeaChem nitrogen, potassium, iron and phosphorus. I've heard about "all in one" products but I don't know where to get and which. I've also heard about dry product dosing and it is something I also know little about.
I'd also like to know when CO2 dosing should start. I have used a pressure system w/ PH regulator & solenoid and I've always started it up right away. I use a little CO2 indicator, inverted cone and keep it green. I also realize there is probably a better way to measure levels and get it into the tank than a diffuser (ceramic).
I'm going to use a 2-tube T5 for 8 hour photo-period, Giesemann midday and aquaflora.
I need some hand holding here, this is redo 4 I think.