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Old 07-08-2012, 02:28 PM   #1 
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Plant Fertilizer?

I need suggestions on good aquatic plant fertilizers. I have anacharis, anubias, and java ferns. I know it's not necessary for these plants, but I want them to grow faster
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #2 
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What kind of lights do you have, age of bulbs, kelvin, watts and photoperiod....are they getting any natural light....

Unless you have the proper lights the plants can't use the ferts-but the algae can.....

How big is the tank, how do you have them planted, how long has the tank been setup, filter, water change schedule and stocking level....
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What kind of lights do you have, age of bulbs, kelvin, watts and photoperiod....are they getting any natural light....

Unless you have the proper lights the plants can't use the ferts-but the algae can.....

How big is the tank, how do you have them planted, how long has the tank been setup, filter, water change schedule and stocking level....
I have a cycling 5 gallon (fishless) with just a few small bunches of anacharis right now with the fluorescent bulb it came with. It's only been up and running a few days. I ordered an anubias and java fern to go in that as well, but they won't be here for a few weeks. And it is in a spot out of direct light. The anacharis is in gravel and seems to be doing well. I plan on weighing the other plants down, or securing them on rocks/decorations.

I'm also planning a divided 10 gallon and ordered dwarf hairgrass, anubias and java fern for that one. Do you have any suggestions on lighting for both tanks?
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:08 PM   #4 
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For lights....florescent daylight 6500k 20w for the 10gal and 7-10w for the 5gal for the hairgrass....the other plants usually will do fine in just about any light...but you won't need any ferts-except maybe some root tabs under the hair grass....the fish/livestock and any left over food will be enough food for the other plants...Fish food is a great plant food.....
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:41 PM   #5 
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Thank you so much! Can you recommend a good brand?
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I just have the same exact questions myself.... thank you.
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Seachem Flourish is very popular among members here. Welcome to the forum by the way!
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Seachem Flourish is very popular among members here. Welcome to the forum by the way!
Thank you! :) This forum is AMAZING.
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