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Deciding what and how much to dose

I just started a new tank with medium to high light (e-series running around 80%)

The main plants are anabus nana petite, glosso carpet and just added some pogo hefri.

Substrate is. Mix of fluval stratum and Ada Amazonia

So far I just randomly put in some root tabs.

Now I don't want ei as this is a shrimp tank and I don't want to go crazy with frets or be doing large weekly water changes.

In a larger tank I did pps pro which worked well... Are root tabs good enough for these plants or should I start adding ferts at some point?


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Having just given in to lowering my lights from high lights back to low/med
I can tell you from exp that using high lights without all those things you don't want will result in a mess of a tank.
But go ahead and do it anyway to prove it to your self.
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Anubias is slow growing, and is usually grown on wood or rocks. No roots in the substrate. But it is slow enough that the small trickle of ferts from the tablets in the substrate may be enough.
Ground cover and stem plants will benefit from the substrate ferts.
Add CO2.
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So lower the light and co2 and not worry about ferts.. aside from root tabs.. sounds like an easier setup.

Would you still keep the co2 higher or lower it down?


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Depends on how well it is getting distributed. Really good distribution, you could try reducing it a bit.
If you think a certain amount is escaping from the tank you would probably be better leaving it running a bit higher, knowing you are not really getting that much.
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