For a week now I have been dosing my plants and am happy to report that growth is starting to show and my floating and blue/green algae seems to be growing but at a significantly reduced rate. I have looked over the EI dosing method and justreally don't want to mess with weekly water changes to reduce the ferts back to low levels. I am 0happy with the growth rate dosing with my Flourish Excel and have bought in large enough quantities that the cost is very inexpensive.
Now my question is this I am currently dosing with 1.5 ml. of KNO3 & KH2PO4 3x a week and also putting in 15ml a day of Flourish Excel & also using Flourish (Micro) nutrients @ 5ml 3x a week. This leaves me with Sunday where I only put in
Flourish Excel, my thought process is that my dosing is right about if not a little above what my plants consume. Can I get by not dosing anything but Excel and expect the plants to absorb the excess on the no fertilization day and then again
restart my nutrient regiment? I would like to get away with bi-weekly or monthly 40%-50% water changes, as this fits my schedule much better.
125 Gallon Heavily Planted Aquarium
Lighting: Currently 204 Watts of T-5 Lighting (Currently have 2 54W bulbs pulled out of the 4' fixture to reduce overall lighting so Excel isn't depleted and gives way to algae growth) If you think i can get away with more please let me know.
Water Temp: 80 degrees
Bio Load: Light-Medium Stocking
Filtration: 2x Rena XP-3 Canister Filters