Thanks for the suggestions.
I definitely won't take the phosphate out. Isn't that one of the things you put in when you do EI dosing?
I am just using Comprehensive right now. I wanted to do EI dosing but it is really difficult for me to get. I can order it from a place in BC but the shipping is crazy. Maybe I will look into getting the individual ferts through Seachem.
Thanks for the suggestion to double the fertilizers. I will dose once after my water change and once 1/2 way through the week.
Do you think I should dose the Excel at the full dose on top of the DIY CO2?
I am only doing DIY because I can't seem to find a place to get a tank filled within 600 km of me! I am trying to get a chance to call a place about 220 km away but haven't gotten time yet.
I will set up more bottles of yeast and sugar water soon. We are battening down the hatches right now since Leslie is going to hit sometime tomorrow morning. I still haven't gotten to the grocery store. In our teeny town the grocery stores aren't open on Sundays... :S
I will try the spot treating with H2O2, too.
I am starting to feel like I should just scrap everything in this tank (minus my cories! I love my little albino cories
) and just start all over. It makes me sad because I have had my swords and crypts for almost 2 years now. They have moved house and also moved from tank to tank through 3 upgrades. The swords are doing pretty good, only a leaf or 2 with BBA on it, but my poor crypts are pretty covered. Maybe I will take them out and wash them off and treat them with H2O2 and redo the whole tank and see how it goes. Now I just have to find a suitable substrate...