To dose or not to dose?
A little background: My first venture into planted tanks was a little hasty, as I jumped in the deep end shortly after getting into the hobby. I went 2.6 WPG on a 10 gallon tank and dosed Flourish twice a week. Needless to say, I grew hair algae like nobody's business. I lost that battle and broke down that tank, but left with a valuable lesson. I was angry and didn't understand what I was doing wrong- then I learned about the trinity.
Now I have a 55g low tech, low light with some stems, c. wendtii and anubias. Lighting is a Satellite+ LED at 0.5 WPG and a PAR of 21. Up till now, the only fertilization these plants have received are the root tabs given to the crypts. I'm hesitant to even try, but I also want my plants to be happy. Given my very low light and no CO2/Excel, how much could I safely dose Flourish and not have an algae outbreak? I was thinking 1/2 dosage, or even 1/3rd for the sake of caution.
What do you guys think? I really don't want another algae problem choking everything in my tank, but I do want to help my plants out.
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