My apologies then if I misunderstood your opinions and advice.
You have helped many here and it doesn't go unnoticed, even though I can't credit you with the changes I needed in my tank I do recognize your efforts.
FWIW my quarrel is more with EI and Tom Barr theory and mostly how it is applied here on TPT rather than you personally so I removed my long diatribe it won't likely help anyone, least of all me, especially if it just looks like an attack.
I beleive the average tank(with lower stem density) that has algae problems could benefit from a leaner dosing regime, whether applied as EI or any other system, and that was the thesis for my post.
I appreciate that, and I have no quarrel with you (or your methods!
And I agree, tanks with different goals require different dosing strategies (and light/CO2/etc.). There is no recipe I have seen yet that works in every situation. And that includes EI and the ideas proposed by the group you joined. An argument can be made that both are dogmatic in their beliefs.
The key to me is a willingness to experiment and find the right recipe for each tank and it's particular goals. There is no shortcut, and it takes more time and dedication than most realize (or want to take on).
Like I have said many times, show me a beautifully presented tank full of happy plants, and I am interested. The methodology makes no difference, and maybe there is something we all can learn from.
And when I say I am looking forward to seeing your next set up, I mean it. If it's successful, it might be very helpful to those with similar goals. So keep the updates coming.