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Old 10-17-2012, 04:06 AM   #1
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Default So what do I actually need (Micro/Macro nutrients?)

I understand what I need to add to the tank and why.

Micro is your trace elements, Macro is your nitrate/potassium/phosphates.

I realize I can get Micro from bottles sold at the LPS. Flourish etc?

But what about Macro's. how do i actually add them to the water? where do I buy them?

Some links to actual products would be nice, as a starting point - its like telling me my fish tank needs water, but I have no concept of getting water out of a tank.. how should I know what do i do?

thanks

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reason I ask is because all my plants are showing very pale/almost white new-growth.. I read this is due to lack of nutrients. I have used Co2 injection heavily when I first set the tank up and my thought is that the plants used up everything in that time. (I dont co2 inject any more, and its only been 4 or 5 days since I stopped.). I will be doing co2 injects eventually though, just going to wait till I get a furuval co2 kit - I cant be bothered with the mess of DIY kits
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