How much excel can I dose after DSM?
I'm in the process of doing a dry start in a 10g for monte carlo and dwarf hairgrass. After submerging, I'm not planning to provide CO2 for my tank because I'm hoping for it to stay rather low tech, so I'm a bit worried about the possible melt from transition. I am planning to dose excel, and although it is not a substitute for CO2, I figured it's better than nothing. I do not have any livestock for this tank yet so I am willing to work on the plants until they are healthy and stable.
So, in order that my monte carlo/dhg gets the best boost of carbon it can without added CO2 after filling up my tank, how much excel can I dose at once without it being harmful to any other plant growing processes? Or is it inevitable that my carpet will melt either way because I don't have CO2? If it's possible to dose extra excel, I'm thinking of doing this for a while until my plants seem stable and then slowly decreasing the dosage until I'm at the recommended dosage.
Anyone have any recommendations or advice? Thanks!