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NA Thrive- Sexy looking bottles. Thoughts?

Im low tech, low light but I dose well enough. Just a pain to do the multiple bottles and such.
So I was buying new potassium and sure enough ran across this other brand. Anyone know anything about it?
I compared the data side by side. I see differences that flourish has Clorine, Cobalt and Sodium.


Anyone have any thoughts?
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: Fluval edge standard: 21 7600K LED's 3 watts On for 8 hours/day:
Flourish with Iron= .3ml 1 x week
Flourish Potassium= .2ml 1 x week
Flourish Excel= .1ml every other day
25% water change once a week


This gives me: pH 7.4-7.6, Ammonia 0ppm, Nitrite 0ppm, Nitrate 10ppm


Low light plants: Anubias and multiple heavily planted mosses, Manzanita with dragonstone. Stocked with Endlers, 1 otto, shrimp, nerite snail and assassin snail.
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Thrive is a pretty popular line around here and elsewhere. I personally use ThriveC in my low tech Betta tanks and the results have been great.

My algae is the only plant that pearls.
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I use Thrive, it's one of the best comprehensive options I've come across. NilocG (the creator of this fertilizer) is a long-time member here and knows what he's doing. I like Thrive because it's convenient and I don't have tons of tanks I need to dose so I don't bother with the whole buying dry and mixing fertilizers thing.

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Yes. I love his products. Started with his macro and micro liquids. Now I use his one of his dry fert kits to mix my own.

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Does it recommend refrigeration like flourish does?

So would this also replace my potassium and my flourish excel? (it says something about having three times the carbon- but i thought carbon was only good in the water for 24 hours?)


Oops, I see now they have a Thrive C for low tech tanks (like me! and my nanos)
So I see the only difference is Seachem flourish has Chlorine and Sodium??

Guaranteed Analysis
Total Nitrogen(N)...................1.24%
1.24% Water Soluble Nitrogen(N)
Available Phosphate(P2O5).......0.53%
Soluble Potash(K2O)..................5.06%
Magnesium(Mg)...........................0.29%
0.29% Water Soluble Magnesium(Mg)
Sulfur(S).......................................0. 96%
0.96% Combined Sulfur(S)
Boron(B)......................................0.00 8%
Cobalt(Co)...................................0.000 3%
Copper(Cu)..................................0.0001 %
0.0001% Water Soluble Copper(Cu)
Iron(Fe)........................................0. 32%
0.32% Water Soluble Iron(Fe)
Manganese(Mn)..........................0.145%
0.145% Water Soluble Manganese(Mn)
Molybdenum(Mo)........................0.0006%
Zinc(Zn).......................................0.0 045%
0.0045% Water Soluble Zinc(Zn)

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It's not just the compounds contained in each product, but also the amount of each. Flourish Comprehensive is just micronutrients basically whereas the Thrive line is designed to provide an "all in one" solution. To get the roughly same thing from Seachem, you'd have to follow this whole schedule: https://www.seachem.com/downloads/ch...Dose-Chart.pdf. For comparison is "dose x pumps two to three times a week" and that's it.

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Don't just look at the ingredients, look at the amounts.
Flourish does not have any significant amount of macros, it's meant to provide micros and trace
Flourish iron (it's not Flourish with iron) is just iron
Flourish Potassium is one of the three macro ferts you need.
Flourish Excel is just used to try to substitute for CO2

Thrive has all the macros and the micros. So dosing Thrive should give you everything that the first three Flourish products are giving you plus the other 2 macros that you're missing. All from 1 bottle.
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