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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-04-2017, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Mixing Thrive and Flourish

I'm still a step away from buying dry ferts and making my own liquid fert for daily use. But I think I have narrowed down my fert strategy for my heavily planted 20g.
Sunday: 25% water change + Thrive full dose
Tuesday: Thrive half dose + Flourish half dose
Thursday: Flourish full dose
What I want to get to though is half dose of each fert everyday for 5 days a week. Can I mix these two ferts in relative quantities to achieve the desired dosing? Would the mixed fert liquid go bad overtime?
On full EI dosing, everytime I have checked my water parameters before a water change , there was high nitrates and phosphates; growth and colors werent as good as I added in some flourish too. My algae problems may or may not have been solely due to my laziness in cleaning them, getting to nooks and crannies to remove any detritus and water change consistency. My CO2 injection rate is HIGH.
Might setup an experiment with small quantities mixed in a bottle and keep it away for a month and check to see if any mold growth occurs.
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Why both? Thrive provides both macro and micro. It's an all in one fert. They also offer a macro and micro in separate bottles if you rather dose like that. It's also highly concentrated so I don't think daily dosing is needed/recommended except maybe in very highly planted tanks with CO2 and high light.

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