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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-27-2016, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Is This a Good Fertilizer?

I'm looking into fertilizers for a planted tank containing these plants:
Anubias barteri
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Marimo Moss Balls

The one I'm currently looking at I'm not sure if it's good. Any reviews? Suggestions on good fertilizers?
https://www.amazon.com/Seachem-11605...AXG2Y991BPFM5Q
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The Seachem will work, If you are gonna spend the money for Flourish, you might as well get Flourish Excel also. It has an organic carbon source for your plants to utilize.I assume that it will be ok with the mosses. If not, someone that knows please chime in. The Amazon Sword is a heavy root feeder, so you might want to get some root tabs to put in the substrate around the base of the plant.

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https://www.amazon.com/Root-Tabs-Cou...r+planted+tank
Is this a good root tab? Do you have a root tab suggestion?

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Osmocote is a good choice. A lot of people use it. I use it. I have also used Flourish tabs. By no means am I an expert on all of this. You can also go with dry ferts. They will save you a ton of money in the long run. I did a Q and A with @nilocg and learned what I needed to get going with dry ferts. Hopefully he won't mind the mention.
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Osmocote is a good choice. A lot of people use it. I use it. I have also used Flourish tabs. By no means am I an expert on all of this. You can also go with dry ferts. They will save you a ton of money in the long run. I did a Q and A with @nilocg and learned what I needed to get going with dry ferts. Hopefully he won't mind the mention.
I dont mind the mention at all, I am always here to answer questions when needed.
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I dont mind the mention at all, I am always here to answer questions when needed.
I highly recommend buying from nilocg. Great products, communication, pricing and knowledge.
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Where do I go to take a look at nilocg's products?

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That Flourish product should be considered as a trace element mix, only. It does not contain significant amounts of the macro nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. If you have only low light, this will work fine, but with much more light you will need to dose the macro nutrients too.

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That Flourish product should be considered as a trace element mix, only. It does not contain significant amounts of the macro nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. If you have only low light, this will work fine, but with much more light you will need to dose the macro nutrients too.
I agree completely, even in low light its likely you are going to need more potassium.
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