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Would this be a good fertilizing plan?

Hey everyone! So I've made a few posts on here seeking help with my new 10 gallon tank plans. I've been converted over to wanting to try dry ferts as they seem to be the best option for the money. Because of that I've decided to go with aquariumfertilizers' micro macro mix but I'm not entirely sure if this is the best choice, I won't be making any purchases for a few months but I want to get everything out the way.
Here's what I'll be using it for:
-Hygro siamensis
-Small swords
-Baby tears
-Creeping charlie
- dwarf lily
- anubias Nana narrow leaf
( maybe some more plants would love some suggestions!)
I plan to have a good amount of each of the plants.

The lighting will just be two 13 watt 6500k cfls, I'll only be using excel for co2 and I have a choice between either eco complete or sand with diy root tabs and for the sake of money I think I'll go with the latter.

If I do decide to use this fertilizer I'll be following the instructions on their website, have any of you had experience with this? I was interested in the pps pro but I dont think I could keep up with the recommended schedule.

So what do you think? I'm open to suggestions and if you have any questions feel free to ask!

PS: the only bioload I plan to put in this tank is a betta and maybe some snails so nothing to heavy.



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Personally I would not bother with the micro/macro mix, it doesnt contain po4 which is an important macro nutrient. If you are going to go the dry fert route do it right the first time. Get separate fertilizers which will give you flexibility with your dosing. If you need help finding a good package let me know. Also shop around for dry ferts, I think you will find that prices vary much for the same dry fertilizers.
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thank you, do you have any suggestions for a particular brand or maybe combination of different nutrients?
Also if I went back to pps pro would that be enough?
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thank you, do you have any suggestions for a particular brand or maybe combination of different nutrients?
Also if I went back to pps pro would that be enough?
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His brand Nilocg.com. Really good affordable ferts. Been using it for about a year now.


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Ooh I've never heard of that before I really like the look of it, and it seems a little more user friendly. What kind of results have you seen from it?

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Ooh I've never heard of that before I really like the look of it, and it seems a little more user friendly. What kind of results have you seen from it?

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Really really good results. But you have to really pay attention to your plants. I've been dosing his EI Dry Dose W/O GH Booster. Mind you, I am also using c02 as well. But overall really good results.
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Sounds good! Would it possibly work to maybe go with the recommended dosing then after about a month or so adjust it more or less after?

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Sounds good! Would it possibly work to maybe go with the recommended dosing then after about a month or so adjust it more or less after?

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Yes. Its a good guideline, but with most things not everything is exact. You can adjust it to however you want. A good indicator is to examine your plants and there are test kits that can measure the nutrients in the water. That is above my pay grade so I just examine my plants.

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Mine as well, so I'll just do that too haha.

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