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Dry Ferts to go with Flourish Comprehensive

Hello I have two small low tech tanks (one gets excel) and I have a large bottle of Flourish Comprehensive that I would like to use up. Is it okay to use dry ferts for the npk along with the it?
Also I have looked around a bit and it seems most are sold as a set including micros. Is there anywhere that's sells only the macros?
I'm definitely a beginner and not sure about building my own mix just yet.
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Yes you can dose the macros along with the Flourish. Greenleafaquariums sells everything separately.
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Hi Jillysue,

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Absolutely! I dose dry ferts (NPK) and micros (CSM+B) and I dose 1ml of Seachem Flourish Comprehensive per 10 gallons for additional micros with no problems whatsoever....done so for years.

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Thank you both. I will look into getting set up with those. With an excel tank is it best to dose the pps pro or EI ?
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Hi Jillysue,

I used to dose PPS-Pro and had ongoing issues with plant deficiencies, after a year of so I switched over Estimative Index dosing. The same chemicals/nutrients are used for both systems. The tank above was dosed with the EI method.

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