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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2020, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Need help making switch from liquid to dry ferts

A while back I had a tank struggling with deficiencies and I tried seachem flourish to see what it would do for me and it's helped tremendously. But I don't want to keep buying flourish and I would like to make the switch to Nilocg planted csm+b and Nilocg potassium sulfate if that's possible.

So my question is what's the closest amount of csm+b and potassium sulfate to equal seachem flourish?
Or if I'm using 2 cap fulls of flourish weekly what's the closest amount of these dry ferts to that?

Forgive me if this is easier then I thought...
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Get Easy Green from Aquarium Co-Op . Little goes a long way and not too expensive .

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A while back I had a tank struggling with deficiencies and I tried seachem flourish to see what it would do for me and it's helped tremendously. But I don't want to keep buying flourish and I would like to make the switch to Nilocg planted csm+b and Nilocg potassium sulfate if that's possible.

So my question is what's the closest amount of csm+b and potassium sulfate to equal seachem flourish?
Or if I'm using 2 cap fulls of flourish weekly what's the closest amount of these dry ferts to that?

Forgive me if this is easier then I thought...
Flourish essentially has no macro nutrients. They are in such tiny amounts that you're mostly relying on your fish food and fish waste to provide most of what you need, for just a tiny amount of plants. CSM+B and Potassium sulfate is still only a portion of what you need.

You need to first figure out what method of fertilization you want to use. Do you use CO2? Maybe consider EI dosing. Whatever you pick, you want to provide macro nutrients (N P K) and micro, in an amount suitable for your tank, light levels, CO2, and plant mass.



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Get Easy Green from Aquarium Co-Op . Little goes a long way and not too expensive .
EasyGreen either has some problem with the formulation where the phosphates become inactive, or they are unreadable by a phosphate test (which is no good if you're trying to keep an eye on your nutrient levels). I don't trust it.

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My tank is extremely heavily stocked. Need no phosphates or nitrates. Like I said i had a deficiency and I've been using flourish and it's helped tremendously. I've also been adding a tiny bit more potassium on top of it. I just need to know how much csm+b and potassium to add to be close to flourish...

This is actually primarily a pothos planted tank so no co2

From what I can tell from the leaves I've just about got it right with the flourish... The growth has exploded
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Use a nutrient dosing calculator like rotala butterfly to figure out what your dose currently equals to and then match that with csmb


https://rotalabutterfly.com/nutrient-calculator.php


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