Alright, so I don't follow up in such a timely manner.
Ferts: I think all planted tanks should be dosed.
Just changing water provides some but no where near all nutrients needed.
Also I have yet to see feeding alone provide enough phosphates.
I keep just enough livestock to keep NO3 provided with minimal WC's.
Hair algae has been a topic among many.
It has also infected two of my lo-tech tanks, one was at a severe level.
Manual removal and dosing macro mix to reach 1.5ppm of PO4 cleared things up for me.
Granted these lo-tech tanks only get ferts every two weeks, but what the heck it keeps algae in check.
Micro mix and toxicity, I did not fully jump for this.
I halved all of my micro dosing and have seen no bad results nor toxicity.
Alright I spoke my piece about ferts.
I'm going to move this journal to my new tank.
Since I have an extreme fascination for aquatic plants and planted real estate is very tough?
I have now opted for a planted frag tank, 80 gallon Deep Blue.
8 square feet of planting area, like putting two 40L's together.
2' x 4' and only 16" deep, extreme surface area IMO.
Plus is I won't get wet up to my shoulder when working or trimming.
New tank will be 80 gallon.
Due to pick up this weekend.
Corner filter with Poret foam from Swiss Tropicals.
Will be using a submerged pump in the corner to feed CO2 reactor and spraybar.
LED build is tested and working. 336 watt LED over 8 square feet.
It will be dimmed using existing Storm Controller.
PAR will be set for 120 @ 4" above substrate to start with.
CO2 will be @ my norm of about 35-40ppm.
Will post some picks after the weekend with corner filter.
Canopy construction will begin soon.
I have a hinged plan being implemented on all my tanks.
More to follow.