are these good ferts to buy?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fertilizers and Water Parameters


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-01-2013, 05:04 AM   #1
fish_22
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Alaska
Posts: 187
Post

are these good ferts to buy?


would this be a good fertilizer combo to buy? is it a good price? does it have what i need for effective fertilizing? i will only be dosing for a 10gal and 5 gal, each with med lighting, so I will use tiny quantities so it should last for a while.
also, will they alter the water parameters (such as ph, kh, gh, no3, no2)?

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...m?pcatid=23830

thanks!
fish_22 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-01-2013, 05:19 AM   #2
jpappy789
Wannabe Guru
 
jpappy789's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 1,045
Default

On smaller, low tech tanks the Flourish line is fine. It's expensive compared to buying dry (which always gives you the option of making liquid doses) but not terribly overpriced.

The Flourish N does contain nitrate, so that would have an effect on the NO3 readings, but nothing drastic.

Reading their sales pitch, it does seem though that Seachem has bought into the PO4 = algae notion, but I do recall them having a Flourish Phosphorus. Something you might want to think about getting too in the future if you have luck with these ferts. Whether or not you need any extra P depends on your plants and background levels though.
__________________
jpappy789 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2013, 05:24 AM   #3
fish_22
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Alaska
Posts: 187
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jpappy789 View Post
On smaller, low tech tanks the Flourish line is fine. It's expensive compared to buying dry (which always gives you the option of making liquid doses) but not terribly overpriced.

The Flourish N does contain nitrate, so that would have an effect on the NO3 readings, but nothing drastic.

Reading their sales pitch, it does seem though that Seachem has bought into the PO4 = algae notion, but I do recall them having a Flourish Phosphorus. Something you might want to think about getting too in the future if you have luck with these ferts. Whether or not you need any extra P depends on your plants and background levels though.
ok, thanks! I might go with these then because i don't want to deal with dry ferts. I don't know my phosphorus levels right now, but I will keep that in mind if my plants are still showing deficiencies after a few months.
fish_22 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012