|12-29-2012 06:12 AM|
|starlin||thanks, i read eco-complete has a high "cec" ability, so good. may add a root tab to my amazon sword on the mountain of gravel i built.|
|12-29-2012 04:02 AM|
For some heavy root feeders such as Amazon Swords and Cryptocoryne species, you can use root tabs to further boost the amount of available nutrients to them.
|12-29-2012 02:34 AM|
|starlin||if i am dosing dry fertilizers. is there any need or benefit in using root tabs. my substrate is 50% eco-complete and 50% gravel, though i built up one side with all gravel.|
|12-29-2012 01:35 AM|
thanks, should have done my research, going to order some dry fertilizers. found a good online international seller i can order from. http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com/index.asp
and found potassium nitrate on [Ebay Link Removed]
|12-27-2012 05:14 PM|
|12-27-2012 04:55 PM|
And the chart probably seems like a lot of dosing because the Seachem products are mostly water.
Dry fertilizers are the way to go, if you want to save money.
|12-27-2012 10:47 AM|
from my understanding, going to dose,
1/2 recomended of flourish 3 times a week
trace 2 times a week
iron 2 times a week on different days to flourish
excel 1/2 dose on bottle 3 times a week
w/c on sunday, kh and gh boosters as is low in tap water here.
guess it will do more good, will adjust if i get any problems...
|12-27-2012 05:24 AM|
|starlin||sorry meant to lower my fixture by so many inches to increase my par. is it necessary to use flourish Phosphorus and flourish Potassium? and even flourish nitrogen, the seachem chart seems like alot of dosing.|
|12-27-2012 05:13 AM|
Seachem has a dosing regimen that you could try, if you are planning to stay with their products.
As for your lighting, if you have 35 umol/square inch of PAR, how can you "lower it" to 40-45 umol/square inch?
|12-27-2012 12:31 AM|
fertilizers co2 dose
i have a fairly heavily planted tank, with various plants. it has,
50% eco-complete substrate
low bio load
approximately 35 pars of light.
i bought some seachem products, flouish, trace, iron, tabs and excel. how much, of which, should i be using minimally to keep my plants lush and healthy? i was also considering lowing my light to perhaps 40-45 pars, is this necessary...