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Fertilization re: volume of plants
At the moment I have a very overgrown tank. Plants floating 8 inches or
more on the surface, thick etc. I've left them like that because I want to
trim just before our plant meeting here so that I have nice fresh plants.
I've recently beaten back a bad algae problem simply by maintaining a good
fertilization schedule and there is now very little in there. Last night it
struck me that taking out a massive amount of plants all at once might
destabilize the tank so that I get algae living off the nutrients again.
I've never really given this any thought before and perhaps things don't
work this way so I'd appreciate some thoughts on this.
Questions: I have been dosing 6 ml of PMDD everyday without fail. Should I
cut back when the plants are heavily trimmed to perhaps half (3 ml) and
then slowly increase as the plants recover? More to the point I suppose --
Is this something for concern? Does plant growth work this way? Do more
leaves = more nutrient uptake and requirements. Please post your thoughts
as soon as possible as I'd like to know what other's think by Saturday. I'm
determined NOT to nourish algae.