This is my 1st planted tank, I've done tanks in the past with a couple plants (cichlid, turtle etc) but I have recently fallen for the allure and challenge of a heavily planted tank. So here is the setup:
4x54w T5 12 on 12 off
pressurized co2 (2 bps)
eco complete 2-3 inches or so over sand
plants: s. repens carpet, micro sword carpet
red ruben, red tiger lotus, giant amazon mother, red flame amazon
some anubias on drift wood, a tiny bit of java fern on some lace rock
2 bronze crypts, red ludwigia glandulosa and some jungle val.
great water flow, surface agitation with powerheads
community fish (neons,congos,ottos,pearl gourami, siamese algae eaters, nerite snails and others. mts. shrimp)
Now for my question: With this setup Im planning on just fertilizing with DIY osmocote root tabs about 6 inches apart (going to start slow with just 6 or so total and add more gradually, then stop when they are 6 inches apart) and for micros dose with flourish (same strategy, start slow then increase up to recommended dose)
In your opinions will this regimen be enough? of course I will adjust strategy based on results. Any other input is welcome!