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Ferts and stem plants

Most of plants in my newly setup 52g tank, are stem plants. I was planning to get Micros and Macros: NPK and Plantex CSM+B (micronutrients). Would this be enough? or do I have to do research on each plants for what they need more?

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That would be good for the water column fertilizing. I would throw some fert tabs in under the bunches too. My stems really took off after making sure the substrate was fertilized as well as the water.


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That is all the fertilizers that plants need, the micros and macros. Like it was already mentioned, using some sort of tabs for the substrate ensure that you have fertilized water where the roots are at, especially if you are using fairly compact gravel or sand.
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Unless you have a special situation, eg. some reds that absolutely refuse to colour up, or things are showing signs of deficiency, then stick with that. Root tabs are great, esp if you have a crypts or other heavy rooters.
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thats exactly what im getting for my 55


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i have a little secret to grow certain stem plants very quickly. pogostemon stellata and ludwigia cuba are considered weed in my tank. if you want the stem plant to grow faster then add more P about 3ppm and 20ppm of N and K.

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