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Old 02-24-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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ferts dosage - suggestions?


currently, my tank holds 6.5 gallons of water.

stats:

PH - 7.6
NH - 0
NO2 - 0
NO3 - 0
GH - 9.8
79 degrees water

fluval shrimp substrate

If i read the directions right on the seachem i should dose 1mL flourish every 3rd day, and .5 mL carbon once/twice a week.

i have "onion" plants, sword chains and micro narrow leaf swords. Should i look at fert tabs?

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I never really saw any benefit to fertilizer tabs. I have some swords and vals in my tank and I only dose liquid ferts.
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You should be perfectly fine with liquid fertz but if you want to do root tabs, it won't hurt the plants. I dose liquid only on my plants which are almost identical to yours and they do amazing.
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my sword chains are, of course, taking OFF the micro swords.. well, they aren't melting and they seem to be getting greener. they are slow growers i think. my "onion" plants won't stay rooted.. the bulbs keep floating free even with weights attached. i am probably going to replace them.

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any reason i should not mix my flourish and trace when i dose them? could i also mix excel at the same time on days when they overlap? i was thinking of making up a mixture 50-100 mL at a time and then just sucking the 1'ish mL i dose out of that, instead of pouring it into each cap, sucking up the little i need via syrnge and then pouring the rest back in..
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my sword chains are, of course, taking OFF the micro swords.. well, they aren't melting and they seem to be getting greener. they are slow growers i think. my "onion" plants won't stay rooted.. the bulbs keep floating free even with weights attached. i am probably going to replace them.

next question:

any reason i should not mix my flourish and trace when i dose them? could i also mix excel at the same time on days when they overlap? i was thinking of making up a mixture 50-100 mL at a time and then just sucking the 1'ish mL i dose out of that, instead of pouring it into each cap, sucking up the little i need via syrnge and then pouring the rest back in..

I'm not sure what affect that would have if you mixed all the ferts and excell together...I'm not a chemist haha. I would dose them separately/not mix them just to be on the safe side.
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