Cost Effective Ferts
Good morning all...
If you'd care to research hydroponics liquids, these ferts may be an option. Briefly, they're organic liquids used to grow plants without the use of soil. Since the ferts are organic, I used them in my tanks.
Before my large, planted tanks weren't so heavily stocked, I used liquids from a company called "Earth Juice". They market several different ferts and I used to cycle them. About every six months or so, I'd dose a different fert. Got the cycling idea from a friend who'd been into tanks for decades and said that plants, like fish need a variety of nutrients to grow. He said people don't eat the same thing all the time, so it made sense that fish and plants too need a change.
Anyway, my low light plants really grew with the "Earth Juice" liquids. Price is very good. A $13.00 bottle lasted about three months, and I was dosing six tanks, from 30 to 55 Gs. I just dosed a little every week when I did my water changes.
Anyway, liquids can be very inexpensive if you do your research.
"Fear not my child, just change the tank water."