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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-03-2004, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry if I put this question in the wrong place, but I wasnt sure where to post it. I just bought Flourish and was wondering if an algae outbreak is expected like I had with the other plant food (leaf zone) Should I start off dosing slowly this time? Leaf zone turned everything to pea soup.THANKS-
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-03-2004, 06:24 PM
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A lot depends on what your other water parimeters are like P04 & N03. Just make sure not to over dose, I would use less than the directions call for.

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It all depends on how many plants you have. If you're like me, overstocked with plants, you don't want to skimp on ferts.
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I've used both Flourish and LeafZone to turn a little ten gallon tank a glowing green water nightlight, repeatedly. It eventually clears up and I go back to my home brew until I want to turn it green again. :twisted:


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I have a 90 gallon so I had a huge green nightlight. What do you use instead of Flourish and Leaf Zone Sean?? Dont want to make the same mistake as I just cleared it up.Thanks-
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sc--what's your home brew?
if one uses leafzone, should one also use flourish etc.??
i have run out of flourish and switched to leafzone and was wondering if it mattered...
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Flourish works great. Like any other fertilizer, don't overdose. Maybe start with half the dose and see whay happens. Then start adding more.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 04:30 PM
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Leafzone is just iron and yes, you could use it for extra iron/potassium in tandem with Flourish, which has some iron/potassium, but not really 'enough' potassium for a higher light tank. Be careful as iron is just a trace, and if you increase the levels too much you'll have thread algae problems.

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