|02-07-2013 02:28 AM|
|Wayne Dwops||my nitrate is always over 20 lol. I am just going to do potassium and phosphorous for now. When the bottles run out I think I am going to get dry ferts from green leaf aquarium.|
|02-06-2013 02:58 PM|
My 46G bowfront holds about 35G of water and is heavily loaded with fish and I add nitrogen, 30mL/week to maintain +/- 20ppm.
Nitrogen deficient (stunted growth, Chlorosis, affects the whole plant)
How many gallons of water does your tank hold after filling with rocks and decor? Here is Seachems recommended dosing schedule.
|02-06-2013 04:25 AM|
I buy ferts from here: http://greenleafaquariums.com/
They also have dosing information available using a couple different methods.
|02-06-2013 02:26 AM|
I'm still confused. So I DO dose nitrogen even with higher nitrates?
Also, which forum sponsor sells dry ferts?
|02-05-2013 12:29 PM|
|Fdsh5||I get my dry ferts from aquariumfertilizers.com|
|02-05-2013 07:20 AM|
You can usually obtain dry chemicals from hydroponics stores and/or agricultural stores.
There are some users that also sell these chemicals (check the For sale subsection).
|02-05-2013 05:47 AM|
|02-05-2013 03:10 AM|
I use all seachem products in my planted aquarium. I found a lot of info from the Seachem website.
There is a dosing chart available.
It is a good jumping off point. I used it as a guideline and then made adjustments based on the health of the plants. I made an xls worksheet to convert the dosing values for my bow front tank.
There is also a chart that describes plant health
I also invested in a testing kit. Let me know if this is helpful.
|02-05-2013 02:58 AM|
Hi, i recently changed from seachem flourish ferts to dry ferts and i have to say in just 1 week i have noticed a difference. For me it was a big step as i had no experience in any of the "powdered chemicals" i was putting in my tank, but after reading up about it a few hours one night i figured it was'nt all that hard and a heck of a lot cheaper !
If you google "seachem dosing chart" they have a PDF file you can open and it gives you the dosing schedules, hope this helps.
|02-05-2013 02:31 AM|
Dosing Flourish Ferts Questions
Hi. So I am still learning about fertilizers and I'm going to keep using Flourish for now because it's easier...but I haven't gotten the NPK fertilizers yet (I didn't know comprehensive was just trace elements until yesterday). If my tank already has nitrates (normally 30-40ppm) do I still dose nitrogen? I also need to figure out a real dosing schedule. I have a 20l tank with two 13-watt 6500k CFLs for lighting, and just set up the DIY CO2. Right now I am dosing 1ml Flourish Comprehensive every 2-3days and 1ml Flourish Iron everyday. I assume this is wrong. Any help with figuring out an accurate dosing schedule for Flourish would be appreciated