1)I got a small bottle of ''Flourish'' fertilizer or comprehensive plant supplement and it was a very dark, dark color. Anyways I was ordering online and had ordered a little bit larger bottle, when I started using it it is very, very light colored. The color difference is shocking. Is that normal? At first I thought maybe I got the wrong product but packaging seems to match. Anyone know the reason for the color difference?
2)Also, what is the best amount ferts to dose? My friend had told me to get this and dose every other day. Which I did...growth exploded but when looking closer at the directions I decided to do the recommended does of 1 or 2 times weekly (I do 2 times)....Growth is definitely slower now but I'm not sure how safe it is to dose ferts so frequently, also do you think it would also help feed algae to dose that frequently?
3)I also have flourish excel Im using everyday, I believe it says you can increase for lots of plants...what would you say is a good dose for 10 gallons and 20 gallons?
Allot of questions, I know. Just things Iv been wondering about and would enjoy hearing others opinions on it.
If you need more information on my tanks to answer my questions then you can read this:
The tanks are all considered low light with mostly low light plants, one tank has very low light but plants grow. Most of the plants are doing well, my banana plant tubes did good for awhile and finally started growing a bunch of leaves but then the tubes started rotting. That's the only plant that is not doing good right now...
Other plants include java fern, elodea, java moss, lilys (from the bulbs.. I think I have about 10 of these growing like weeds), christmas(?) moss...golden pond penny/golden creeping jenny, penny wort from my backyard, wisteria, marimo balls, banana plant(hopefully will still have this the little plant that formed popped off when the tubes started to seem to rot but it doesn't look to have its own roots?) and some marimo has found its way on a rock...I think that's it right now..
I had some algae issues in the tanks that had a little more but still very low light, it seems to be slowly going away one is clear but still has some I think what is BGA(not real algae, i hate the stuff) try to grow just on my moss or on wood but its getting less and less...I got rid of it growing else wear. Another tank is clearing up now of various algae...Think the main cause was that they both had a little light upgrade and I left lights on too long as well....
Sorry for being soooo long...