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Fertilizer levels out of whack.

I have recently been testing Seachem fertilizers and pps pro and I think I might have caused some imbalances (almost positive I have).

Question being how long do I have to wait until all of my fertilizers are depleted in the water column?

Also does Seachem Flourish contain macro as well as micro nutrients?


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Seachem Flourish Comp = no macros.

What are you waiting for to deplete.
What are NO3 & PO4 levels in your tank?

Both PPS and any seachem product are very weak.


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It takes as long as a water change.
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The fastest and surest way is to do water changes. Not all fertilizers will be taken out of the water. Plants will just grow badly, stop growing and die if they are missing one essential fertilizer ( a macro nutrient for example, like P), event though there may be plenty of another nutrient in the water column ( like Fe). In other words plants do best when they have enough of everything, no need to worry about balancing 15 or so nutrients on an precise scale. Could one realistically even do that ?

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I would also do a deep vacuum of the substrate incase any of the minerals in the fertilizer precipitated out and settled in the substrate.

Bump: I would also do a deep vacuum of the substrate incase any of the minerals in the fertilizer precipitated out and settled in the substrate.
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