Welcome to PTF! I know how frustrating it can be trying to be "informed" when first starting. Rex's guide is also the first one that made sense to me. I buy all of my dry Ferts from him, guess it's a loyalty thing but I've been very satisfied.Alright, I've been researching high-light tanks and fert dosing for a week or two now and I just didn't get it.
Every FAQ I found on the net, and the various threads I searched, I couldn't get passed the unfamiliar terms, and lack of detail.
I learned what macros were, but not where to find them or how/much to dose. I kept getting frustrated and wanted to give up on trying to go high-light and just be happy with yet another low-tech tank.
I didn't give up though and decided tonight was the night I HAD to figure it out.
I found the guide to ferts by m.lemay and also read through Rex Grigg's guide. m.lemay's was detailed and provided me with EGC where I placed an order for dry ferts a little while ago.
Rex's simple to the point dosing guidelines finally gave me the kick to the balls I needed to grasp how much to dose, why to dose that much, etc.. etc..
Here's a link to m.lemay's guide
Best advice anyone gave me when I was setting up my 30G @ 3.75 WPG was to stuff if full of fast growing stem plants at first to out compete the Algae until the tank balances out. These plants suck up lots of nutrients.
GL and HTH.