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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Hello,

I currently have a tank with some dwarf grass, Alternanthera reniki mini, Helanthium quadricostatus, and Staurogyne repens.
They are planted in regular sand with Thrive Caps, is there a benefit on using NILOCG Thrive All In One Liquid Fertilizer as well or am I opening the door to an imbalance of nutrients and algae to form? Or will the plants use it all up?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 01:20 PM
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There could be benefits to using fertilizer in the water column. What's your lighting situation? Are you using CO2? Could you share a photo of your tank to give people a better idea of what you're working with?

If you end up needing to fertilize the water column, keep in mind that there are several retailers with various pricing. Some will even ship you pre-measured, pre-mixed dry ferts so all you'll have to do is add water - making them exceptionally cheaper than paying for liquid ferts.

It's also easy to measure your own dry ferts as-needed and it's dozens (if not hundreds) of times cheaper than paying someone to ship you a bottle of water with 20 cents worth of ferts. There are members of the forum who ship fertilizer packages - check the For Sale section. Some will likely be able to ship to Canada. There's also Green Leaf Aquariums - a former forum sponsor that's worth checking out. I got my last package of ferts there and they ship to Canada.


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