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post #9 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2011, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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Since I've added those two T5HO lamps and subsequently DIY CO2, I knew I needed some ferts too. Didn't have the time or money to order from online specialty aquarium stores, so I grabbed some Aqueon liquid plant food @ PetSmart. I chose it because it was a quick water column fert and had K & micros. It doesn't have any N or P, but it doesn't need to as my fish are supplying those components. I've noticed my Anubias nana is starting to grow a lot faster. My crypts are slow growers any way, but they are starting to pick up the pace as well. I've also procured a nice large container of Osmocote Plus and will order my polyester braided computer wire sleeving from SVC to make up the substrate fert packets with. I can't stand the thought of all those little resin balls mixed up in my substrate and getting loose in my tank.

Aquarium Plant Food 0-0-1
Guaranteed Analysis
Soluble Potash K2O..................................1%
Calcium .................................................. .0.2%
Magnesium (Mg)........................................5%
0.03% Water Soluble Magnesium (Mg)
Sulfur (S)..............................................0 .036%
0.036% Combined Sulfur (S)
Boron (B)............................................0.0 006%
Iron (Fe).............................................. ....0.12%
0.12% Chelated Iron (Fe)
Manganese (Mn)............................0.00008%
0.00008% Chelated Manganese (Mn)
Molybdenum (Mo).............................0.0035%
Zinc (Zn)...........................................0.0 0012%
0.00012% Chelated Zinc (Zn)

Derived From
Muriate of potash, Calcium chloride, Magnesium sulfate, Sodium tetraborate, Iron EDTA, Manganese EDTA, Sodium molybdate, Zinc EDTA

I'll put up new pics as soon as my manzanita wood from Tom Barr is in place later this week. Diatoms or not

Thanx for looking

Steve

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