Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Gainesville, FL
As klibs pointed out leaf zone is not an all inclusive fertilizer. So which fertilizer is best for your tank?
Too many get focused on the "best way to fertilize" and forget there is more than one way to skin a cat. You have to ask yourself a few questions to decide. How much time do you want to spend dosing your tank? Do you like to tweak things? What's your water change schedule?
Basically, there are two sides to this. Use Thrive if you just want to dose and go - or - buy KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4, Plantex CSM, GH booster and calculate your own fertilizers using any method you like. I like the freedom to make anything I want and basically tinker. That doesn't mean everyone else wants that. So my advise would be to get Thrive if you want to go with the KISS method or get the full compliment of dry fertilizers above.