What are the difference between Thrive and Thrive +?
Here is a good FAQ I wrote a while ago, it should explain everything that you need to know:
"I frequently receive questions regarding the use of Thrive, Thrive+ and ThriveS. The following are a few the most common questions.
1. Is Thrive and Thrive+ safe for shrimp?
Yes both Thrive and Thrive+ are completely safe for shrimp assuming you dose as suggested and keep up with the suggested water changes.
2. If Thrive and Thrive+ are safe for shrimp then why do you have a shrimp safe version(ThriveS)?
This comes down to a question of the focus of the tank. If shrimp are the focus of the tank then you want to go with ThriveS. If the focus of the tank are plants then go with Thrive or Thrive+. If you have ever had a shrimp focused tank before then you know the importance of water stability. Water changes are important, but they are normally small and infrequent. ThriveS is designed to not increase the necessity of water changes above what would normally be done with good tank maintenance on a shrimp tank. While Thrive and Thrive+ are shrimp safe they are highly concentrated to provide the plants with all the necessary nutrients, which also increases the need for frequent larger water changes.
3. I have a planted tank, what is the difference between Thrive and Thrive+? Which should I use?
Thrive+ is designed for tanks with a ph of around 7 or below. Thrive can be used at any ph level. Thrive+ contains 60% more iron and two forms of nitrogen(organic and inorganic). If you have a higher tech tank with a ph of around 7 or below then go with Thrive+, if not go with Thrive."
Do you happen to know how much nitrate is in easy green? I was going to measure it but if you know that would be much easier. Also, is there anyway that you could make a dropper cap? I feel like the accuracy of squirt tops is questionable.
I think its roughly 3-4ppm no3 per dose but I dont know off hand exactly. The pumps arent super accurate but for the majority of uses it works perfectly fine. I dont have any dropper caps, but I know amazon has tons of options for small syringes.