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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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would this be a good fertilizer combo to buy? is it a good price? does it have what i need for effective fertilizing? i will only be dosing for a 10gal and 5 gal, each with med lighting, so I will use tiny quantities so it should last for a while.
also, will they alter the water parameters (such as ph, kh, gh, no3, no2)?

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...m?pcatid=23830

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On smaller, low tech tanks the Flourish line is fine. It's expensive compared to buying dry (which always gives you the option of making liquid doses) but not terribly overpriced.

The Flourish N does contain nitrate, so that would have an effect on the NO3 readings, but nothing drastic.

Reading their sales pitch, it does seem though that Seachem has bought into the PO4 = algae notion, but I do recall them having a Flourish Phosphorus. Something you might want to think about getting too in the future if you have luck with these ferts. Whether or not you need any extra P depends on your plants and background levels though.
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On smaller, low tech tanks the Flourish line is fine. It's expensive compared to buying dry (which always gives you the option of making liquid doses) but not terribly overpriced.

The Flourish N does contain nitrate, so that would have an effect on the NO3 readings, but nothing drastic.

Reading their sales pitch, it does seem though that Seachem has bought into the PO4 = algae notion, but I do recall them having a Flourish Phosphorus. Something you might want to think about getting too in the future if you have luck with these ferts. Whether or not you need any extra P depends on your plants and background levels though.
ok, thanks! I might go with these then because i don't want to deal with dry ferts. I don't know my phosphorus levels right now, but I will keep that in mind if my plants are still showing deficiencies after a few months.
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