10 Gallon Seachem Ferts EI Help
I'm running a 10 gallon tank. I have Seachem Excel, Flourish, Potassium, Phosphate. Root tabs are also used. Lighting is 2 13W 6500K bulbs.
What should my dosing look like to emulate the EI?
I am attempting to make my dwarf hairgrass carpet, so far it has remained sparse, but it does have runners in the playground sand substrate, but most shoots become brown and die within a week or so. The tank also has a large anubias nana, 1 small Myrio(the others melted when first added to the tank), and a medium sized water sprite that floats.
The tank contains 1 betta and 4 false julii catfish.
Currently I do a 10% water change every 5-7 days.
I have been dosing:
1ml Excel and 1ml Potassium every other day
2ml Excel every other day
2ml Flourish every water change
I'm thinking about changing to:
2ml Excel daily
1ml Potassium every other day
1ml Flourish every other day
Should I be dosing Phosphate regularly? 1ml along with the Potassium perhaps? I believe I have enough nitrates from the fish. Should I dose my Potassium?
I'm wary of algae growth. I had issues with Blackbeard algae that I got under control by dropping light from 6 hours to 4 hours, the tank also gets some sunlight. I believe a lack of co2 is a large reason why I had algae, I'm getting a DIY co2 setup going this month.
How much excel is too much? I'm afraid of suffocating the fish lol. Could I dose 3ml daily?