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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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adding ferts to aquasoil

How soon does one need to add inorganic fertilizers if one is using aquasoil amazonia as the substrate? Assuming that the tank is heavily planted and is a low light non co2 tank. I've read on many forums that aquasoil provides all the required nutrients for 3 months or so, aftter which one can start dosing ferts...is this right?
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I would say at least 3 months, probably longer in a low light non co2 tank.
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I would say at least 3 months, probably longer in a low light non co2 tank.
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Seems to be around the 3-6 month range.


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Seems to be around the 3-6 month range.
What about plants like anubias and java ferns? Since they are tied to rocks/driftwood where will they get the nutrients from?
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What about plants like anubias and java ferns? Since they are tied to rocks/driftwood where will they get the nutrients from?
I'd assume from nutrients leaking from the amazonia.

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What about plants like anubias and java ferns? Since they are tied to rocks/driftwood where will they get the nutrients from?

With anubias and java ferns you will probably be good for a very long time(years maybe)
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Probably also depends on if you're doing water changes, frequency and amount.

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So, in a hi tech tank Amazonia nutrients is only good for 3-6 months?

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If one starts dosing in small amounts right from the beginning, the amazonia nutrients should last longer than 6 months
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