Running out of nitrate.
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My 50L planted tank is getting to the point where the plant mass is consuming more nitrate than the fish can produce and I can't decide what I want to do.
So in your opinion should I
A) Add a couple more fish?
B) Feed the current fish more?
C) Start dosing nitrogen?
I'm currently dosing potassium, tiny bit of phosphorus, flourish(mirco/trace) and excel(Carbon).
With 11w overhead, 5w on the side and 8w from the front.
The tank has aprox 75% of the area covered by plants, I keep a corner free to make feeding the fish easy. It is stocked with 10 tetras, 2 mollies, ~6 guppies and all the fry/babies that come with having live breeders.
I feed the fish once in the morning with about a pea sized scoop of crushed flakes and tropical food. The rest of the day they snack on pond snails/eggs, leaf litter and duckweed. (On a side note I have had snails in there for about 6 months but have never seen more than 12 adults, never seen any small ones and in my shrimp tank they never get to adult size. If anyone knows how to breed them big and healthy my loaches will be happy.)