Daily Waterchanges

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I was just wondering how large daily water changes would work while dosing EI.

Waterchanges of say 90%. Would this limit the EI salts enough to cause a negative effect. for example:

Monday- 90% W/C- Dose Mirco

Tuesday- 90% W/C- Dose Macro

Wednesday- 90% W/C- Dose Micro

Thursday- 90% W/C- Dose Macro

Friday- 90% W/C- Dose Micro

Saturday- 90% W/C- Dose Macro

Sunday- 90% W/C- Rest Day

Does that sound like a safe waterchange routine for a newly planted aquarium that has a small bit of hair algae showing?
 
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What’s your reasoning for such heavy water changes? Without knowing what’s causing the hair algae, excessive water changes won’t solve the problem and could actually make things worse. I would think such heavy changes wouldn’t give the plants time to even absorb the nutrients.
 
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What’s your reasoning for such heavy water changes? Without knowing what’s causing the hair algae, excessive water changes won’t solve the problem and could actually make things worse. I would think such heavy changes wouldn’t give the plants time to even absorb the nutrients.
It's a new aquarium and am seeing the smallest amounts of hair algae pop up on the hardscape, from reading it seems that this can be normal in a new aquarium until it cycles and levels balance out. I thought that just doing large frequent water changes for a while would limit any ammonia in the system from aquasoil etc and help reduce the chance of the hair algae becoming a problem.
 

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Without any additional info, it's hard to tell; but if you're getting hair algae in a newly established tank I'd look at the light. How much/how long is the period?
 
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Lighting is a chihiros a801 49w. Lights are on for 7 hours. Co2 is on 2 hours before lights come on. Aquarium is a Roma 125 and dosing EI.

I started with the 7 hour photo period, do you think I should dial it back a little?
 
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