Adjusting fertilization after major algae related pruning?
A week ago I did a major pruning to remove all leaves with hair algae. This ended up removing about 50% of my non-root plant mass. Will that much of a reduction in total plant mass mean a reduction in plant nutrient consumption and that I should reduce fertilization for a while? Or will the (hopefully) pruning-stimulated growth consume equal or more nutrients than before? I saw quite a bit of rapid growth the first couple days after pruning, but it seems to have slowed significantly.
I've been following the weekly/low light EI schedule, adding macros immediately after my weekly water changes, micros the next day and Flourish Excel every morning.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
Marineland double-bright LED (~25-30 par) 7 hours/day
1/8 tsp KNO3 weekly
1/32 tsp KH2PO4 weekly (plan to replace with K2SO4)
2ml Flourish Comprehensive weekly
1.5ml Flourish Excel daily
Hygrophila corymbosa compacta