Sounds to me like you have real nutrient soup going. The problems are most likely induced deficiencies caused by too much of something, rather than a shortage
The fact that you're seeing both old growth (mobile) and new growth (immobile) problems would support the theory. Because you rarely see more than one true deficiency at a tinme (Liebig's law)
I think what you need is a big 80% water change and a drastic reduction.
Go back with 20-25 ppm NO3 per week, 5-6 ppm PO4, K from those two is plenty.
Ditch the Equilibrium, add 5-6 ppm MGSO4, probably dont need more Ca but add it individually if you do
Cut csmb in half and spike it with .1 ppm dtpa
I hear what you are saying, but these growth patterns were present for past year(s), even when I was dosing much less micros and Equilibrium.
I only recently increased Equilibrium and added Epsom Salt, and the doses are not extrordinary.
Only over past two weeks did I increase Equilibrium from .5tsp/10 to 1.5tsp/10.
And only past two weeks did I added Epsom Salt, .5tsp/10 gal. Neither of these has had a negative effect. Things are generally improved, much more pearling.
The combination of Equilibrium and Epsom Salt have raised the GH. Both of these doses are on the low side of what I see advised. I only recently raised Eq in response to a suspected Calcium deficiency. And added Mg in case it was magnesium.
I'm not going to do a knee jerk reaction for a problem that existed long before I increased the GH.
IOW, your advice is to return my tank to the doses it had prior to this past two weeks. Ive had these problems for a long time. I was hoping someone could look at the pictures and see something or based upon the dosing give some reasoned advice.
Hold on ...
are you root feeding the sword? that could explain why that one isn't growing
No. Can it not get from water column?