I'll get some pictures up tomorrow.
That's what I kinda figured. I did read through it, but got more and more lost the more I read. Part of the sticky says:
But then I read somewhere that some you don't/shouldn't use if you have a good amount of livestock? Is that something I should worry about?
And Fe is optional? I couldn't find information about when to use it?
I would not worry about the stock level of your tank. I have kept heavy stock levels in all my tanks for a very long time, and have no adverse effects. To elaborate on what I posted from my tablet (which is why the reply was short lol) Seachem Comprehensive is micro fertz only. You need a very good fertilizer regimen to keep things like this at bay. Light drives the tank, and you have enough light to require more fuel to keep it going. CO2 is one of them, as well as enough fertilizers.
Dry fertz is the easiest way and cheapest way to do so. They can be purchased from several locations on the web. It is very simple as well.
Each is three times a week, with one rest day before your 50% water change.
So my schedule is Sunday = Macros, Monday = Micros, Tuesday = Macros etc. up until Sat. where I dose nothing.
get things balanced by starting with getting your CO2 levels correct, I up it a tiny bit at a time watching my fish. Any slowing in their normal behavior or if they go to the surface I know to cut it back little bit. (if they are at the surface turn off co2, and immediately do a water change and get some surface agitation to off gas any residual co2 until the fish are acting better)
Once you have your co2 at its proper level getting the fertz there is quite easy. Dose the recommended levels and wait a few weeks, if all is going well and you have good growth your set. If your plants suffer in some way, post pictures in the plant section and identify the fertilizer that will correct the problem. Lets take potassium for example. If you end up with pin holes in plants (hygrophilia species show this the quickest) and green spot algae you would increase your Kh2p04 by a little bit at a time until the problem is corrected (generally a couple weeks to see what the new growth is going to do) eventually you will find your tanks sweet spot and you will be golden. As for root tabs, I usually place one under each root feeding plant every 6 mo.
Hope my late night post makes sense lol.