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Old 05-13-2005, 03:31 AM   #1
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fertilizer question???????????


hello all
new question for you all.
i just planted my tank with low light plants but have 2 wpg
java fern
anubias nana
broadleaf amazon
dwarf sagittaria
subulata sagittaria
corkscrew vals
red & green and crypt wendtii
crypt lutea
that i purchaced on line
just woundering how long i should leave them alone till i start to use ferts.
another question. how are the flourish tabs that you can buy?? are they worth the purchase?
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Old 05-13-2005, 04:24 AM   #2
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You will know that additional ferts are required when crypts, swords, and rooted plants have a lot of roots emerging from the gravel. Plants will look pale. You may see long green algae -- I remember when I had a fancy goldfish that hated nitrates and the long green hair algae got so bad it twisted into dreadlocks!

I like the root suppliments, I think I have AP Root Tabs plus I have a "roll your own" kit from Plantguild to make cuctom root ferts.
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well the only thing is my LFS only has the flourish plugs. and alot of liquid ferts. i understand i need to get some ferts for those plants. i was just woundering when i should start useing them. also i am useing some laterite mixed with my gravel so they are getting alittle but want to give them alittle more. i was also woundering if anyone has use these plugs and if they are any good.
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