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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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whats a good plant food?

i have 4 small. swords 4 cypts and anacharis and water wisteria all planted in min 3" fine gravel substrate.what supplement can i use for them in my 3 way divided 10g tank. i use Co2 booster already and they are nice and green but a little thin and translucent, which i dont like even though they are healthy. i have the lights on my tank on for at least 6 hrs and the rest of the day it has dim sunlight. what would better tabs or liquid plant food?

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A good rule is leave and root frets also algae cannot use root ferts the small bottle with the marine stuff is good so is the stuff that looks like water dechlorinators.
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so the best one to use is root tabs for fertilization??
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so the best one to use is root tabs for fertilization??
A good mixture of both allows floating and rooted plant to get nutrients.
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Thanks so much I won't have any flooring plants yet but I can use the info for future reference :D
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 05:30 PM
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flourish is great :), make sure its just flourish though. not flourish excel or anything like that...
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flourish is great :), make sure its just flourish though. not flourish excel or anything like that...
flourish only contains micro nutrients, you still need to add macro.

get root tabs for your crypts and swords and dose flourish and a macro fert blend for your wisteria and anarchis, you could use something like API leaf zone,aqueon aquarium plant food for more macro ferts, or if you want to have fun you can buy dry ferts and make your own :)
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I'm just scared that the dry fert will rise up into the rank and cloud my water really bad
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it shouldnt, you add only a small amount a week, for instance since I have a low light tank, I only dose 1 time a week. And I mix my ferts into a solution so every week I add about 50ml of liquid in when I do a water change. No clouding since it is already dissolved :)
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Cool, then what I can do is add the tap for my crypt and swords... An then use flourish liquid with a Aqueon plant food liquid mix once a week for my anacharist and wisteria even though they will be planted... I also have 2 marineland 10w bulbs that run for 6-7hrs a day.. Would I get algae??
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