I can't open your link, as I am not a member there. But, here's some thoughts for you - if you have test kits for NO3 and PO4, calibrate them, so you know that they will read accurately, and check out your water. If above, say 30ppm NO3 and 3-4ppm PO4, do a major change and get your levels down to 10-20NO3 and 2-3 PO4. You do not want to dose macros and micros at the same time if you're dosing EI. Some folks with PPS do so, but the levels dosed are much lower with PPS than EI and iron will react with phosphates and give you cloudy water.
Use the fertilator on this site to figure out how much to dose and try the following: At water change add enough NO3 to achieve 10ppm, and PO4 to get 2ppm, mid week repeat that doseage. For potassium (K), add an equivalent amount weightwise or teaspoon wise as you add NO3 (if you add 1/2tsp of NO3, add 1/2 tsp of your potassium source). Then add your micros on the days you don't add the macros. On the seventh day, do your water change, and start again. HTH.
I use Fertilator. Seems to be dead on accurate with my test results.
Here's my tank dosing info that I have been using:
27 Gallons of water
7 Day Dosing Guideline for High light and well planted 29 gallon aquarium.
¼ tsp KN03 3x a week =Friday, Sunday, Tuesday – Gives 7.8 per dose - Target 10-20ppm
1/64 tsp KH2P04 3x a week =Friday, Sunday, Tuesday – Gives 0.6 per dose – Target 0.5-2.0ppm
1/16 tsp K2S04 3x a week =Friday, Sunday, Tuesday – Gives 6.92 per dose – Target 10-20ppm
1/16 tsp CSM+B 3x a week =Saturday, Monday, WednesdayGives 0.17 of Iron per dose – Fe Target 0.1ppm
1/32 tps Iron =Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed – Gives 0.13 per dose – Target - 0.1ppm
50% weekly water change = Thursday
Lighting is about 8 hours per day.
Co2 drop checker is always light green
I rinse out my filters once a month with 75*f water
My sand substrate stays very clean and I almost never need to use the siphon to clean up anything.
1 3" SAE
3 Scarlet Badis
4 Young Badis Badis
3 Pygmy Cory's
2 Oto cat
2 Amano Shrimp
When I tested my water the test read right at what I should be according to the target ranges and what I 'm dosing in my tank. I'm at about mid range to the target ranges on the 7th day before I do water change. Also, on day one I'm right at where I should be by what I dosed matching up with the Fertlizer calculator.
The only test that I can't test for at the pet store is K Potassium.
Test kits are very expensive at $17 for 1 test kit..
So I'm thinking it has something to do with the Iron I dose when I dose the Macro's like what you said above or my Potassium levels are to high?
2 Red colored crypts I have melted and my Belem's are very affected when this happens.
What do you think?
Seems to get thicker as the day goes on..It was worse before I did a 65% water change a day or 2 ago.
I just gone done doing a water change after I took this picture
I haven't dosed my tank in about 3 days, but I have my Co2 tank come on still.
The color is only a little bit of green tint, more milky white it seems.