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Micro and macro basic help...

Hi there folks, well my low tech 55g is coming along quite nicely bearing in mind it is my first aquarium. I have been using this site for my crash course in planted tanks but it seems I missed all the info about micros and macros.
I have Eco complete sub and dose with excel daily and flourish iron weekly, do I need to add more micros and macros..?
How many things should I be testing for regularly?
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well i don't think adding small amounts of "flourish" (micros) and some dry macros could hurt. i'm no expert on non-co2 tanks though. i have heard that in some cases added nutrients are not needed if you don't have co2.

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add a pinch of kno3 and k2po4 once a week...same with flourish and iron for micros.
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Hope this helps http://www.jsctech.co.uk/theplantedtank/EI.htm

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I use Tom Barr's non-co2 method on my lowtech w/ ecocomplete.
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