FWIW, You guys are awesome!! I sincerely appreciate your time and interest in helping.
Ok, let's go over the info again;
Tank 55 standard.
Light - 8 hour photo period. Beamsworks DA 6500 48"
Fert - Thrive and root tabs. Have been dosing 5 pumps=10ml the day after water change (Sunday), then same dose again on Wed. "1 pump(2ml) per 10g will add ~7ppm NO3, 1.3ppm PO4, 5ppm K, and 0.25ppm Fe" I will test my tap water for nitrates and post that value asap. If I am understanding correctly, you are suggesting a larger dose post water change 30ml, then a mid week 14ml dose? Or to convert, 15 pump and 7 pump dose on respective days. Is that correct and or dependent on my tap water nitrate results? Sorry for repeat question/confirmation, I want to get the dosing right.
Additives - Excel 25ml with water change and 5ml daily
Glad to hear that some of my plant selection has a chance.
Root tabs - Seachem Flourish. Used near all stem plants. I have patience and time to work on, prune, clean, shape, experiment.
I will definitely check out myriophyllumm...thx for the recommendation.
Journal - Makes sense to have all info in one place for all to see.
Thank you for the optimism Quag
I read your sig link as soon as I could see them. I will be all over this one as soon as I click post.