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Old 08-07-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Dosing Flourish Comprehensive Daily?


So I used the fert calculator on this forum to determine how much Flourish Comprehensive I should dosing my 20 gallon with. I used the following parameters:

Tank size: 20 gallon
Using: premixed ferts
Dosing with: Flourish Comprehensive
Calculating for: PPS-Pro

The calculator said I need to dose Flourish Comprehensive 2mL daily. Does anyone else do this? So far, I've been dosing 2mL twice a week according to the instructions on the bottle, but I have a feeling that I'm not dosing enough. FYI, I know that I eventually need to dose micros as well, but I can't afford to buy dry ferts right now. Thanks.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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Flourish Comprehensive has both marco's/micro's, but 2 of the macros "potash" and nitrogen are in low amounts. Are you seeing any problems with any of your plants currently? Is there steady new growth on the plants? What makes you think that you're not dosing enough?

You can up the dosing to 3 times a week, and see if that helps if you're worried about not dosing enough.
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Flourish Comprehensive has both marco's/micro's, but 2 of the macros "potash" and nitrogen are in low amounts. Are you seeing any problems with any of your plants currently? Is there steady new growth on the plants? What makes you think that you're not dosing enough?

You can up the dosing to 3 times a week, and see if that helps if you're worried about not dosing enough.
My water wisteria hasn't taken off at all and has browning around the leaves as well as holes. It's not dying and isn't covered in algae, but it's not thriving the way I expected it to. My vals have taken off, and my rotala seems to be growing slowly. I also have anacharis, which is growing at a pretty good rate but doesn't look particularly good overall. There are some nice bright green stems, but others are brown due to being coated by algae.
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Yeah I would dose the tank 3 times a week, it's what I do along with using dry fertilizers.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:27 PM   #5
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OK, I guess I'll try dosing 3 times a week and see how that works out. Eventually, I want to go with PPS-Pro, but I want to wait until I finish off my bottle of Flourish Comprehensive.
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Sounds like a plan...
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