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Old 07-29-2014, 06:26 AM   #1
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What dry ferts to start off with?


So far I setup my 30 gal w co2 and a gla diffuser.running an aqua clear 70. What ferts do you recommend me starting off with?
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Don't be shy with CO2. You are going to lose some from your filter. If you have the money, consider using a canister to filter your water. You will get more from your CO2. I use Flourish products... Excel, potassium, iron, and osmocote plus tabs pushed into the substrate, about 1 every 6 inches. Osmocote will last about three months.

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Don't be shy with CO2. You are going to lose some from your filter. If you have the money, consider using a canister to filter your water. You will get more from your CO2. I use Flourish products... Excel, potassium, iron, and osmocote plus tabs pushed into the substrate, about 1 every 6 inches. Osmocote will last about three months.

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just picked up a fluval 306... so i can continue to use my gla diffuser?

and as far as ferts... Seachem Flourish tabs.. is that a good fert to strt off with?

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just picked up a fluval 306... so i can continue to use my gla diffuser?

and as far as ferts... Seachem Flourish tabs.. is that a good fert to strt off with?

EDIT: also just ordered a Finnex Ray 2 30"
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just picked up a fluval 306... so i can continue to use my gla diffuser?

and as far as ferts... Seachem Flourish tabs.. is that a good fert to strt off with?

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EDIT: also just ordered a Finnex Ray 2 30"
Good for you on the 306. Place your diffuser as close to the intake valve as you can so the CO2 will mix close to 100%. Have your outflow just below the water surface as to create a ripple effect. Nothing more.

Flourish tabs are fine. Just don't overdose at first. Osmocote plus are just as good and super cheap. Anything with aquarium on the label usually triples the price. Lots of great DIY on youtube if you are into that sort of thing.

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