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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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New to plant keeping ,fertiliser needed ?

Hi all i am purchasing a fluval spec only 2 gallon nano tank and plan to have a Java fern, and some anubias are these both hardy plant and will i have to feed any special food for these plants to keep them healthy ? i am getting fluval stratum for substrate

any help greatly appreciated thanks Dean
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Just light from what I've read. The java fern in my tank is doing well, sometimes I add flourish exel to help with algea. A diy c02 would incourage plant growth more, but its not needed for those
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so just the light should do will algie always grow on plants and do you always have to get rid of it?
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algae grows in 99% of tanks no matter how well maintained they are, the only thing that fights algae is BALANCE and healthy plants which comes from balance.

in a non c02 tank and low light, you still need a source of micro nutrients and one Macro which is Potassium- fish food and waste produce Nitrates and Phosporous
my sons ten gallon is done this way
1/8 tsp GH booster and 2ml of flourish comprehensive weekly (comprehensive can be substituted with plantex CSM+B)
his plants are just as healthy as mine just grow slower. LOTS slower

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