Why dose ferts separately?
Okay, I have been on the forum for a while and just replied to someone who was asking what fertilizers to dose his tank with. I said that I use Kent "Grow" and Nitro+ to keep my nitrates around 10PPM, but that many people dose nutrients separately. Then I got to thinking, why do many people dose their ferts separately, instead of just using the simple approach that I use? I have not had any problems or deficiencies, other than the one I caused on purpose by seeing what would happen if I stopped fertilizing altogether (long story).
So, who uses the simple approach that I do and who doses separately? For those that dose their ferts separately, why is it that you do that? Is there some particular reason for it that I am missing?
Two 1 GA desktops, a 5 gallon, a 2.5 gallon, a 10 gallon, a 20 gallon, a 25 gallon, and two 75 gallon tanks, all planted.
I am an expert on algae, so ask me if you have questions. I know how to grow it, just not how to get rid of it.