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I dirted my tank with miracle gro organic soil. Used muriate of potash, red clay powder and dolomite, as well. Do I still need to add liquid ferts, like Flourish?
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I don't think you would need ferts for awhile if you used the above mentioned soil plus additives as your primary substrate.


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Root feeders shouldn't have an issue but plants that get their nutrients from the water column might need a little fertilizer
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For the first 3 months (or more) I'd say no. Dose trace only.
Fresh setups (using potting mix) I even include lots of floaters that are removed later just to scrub the extra goodies out of the water column. Helps reduce algae issues on new tanks.

After establishing the tank I dose trace and set PO4 between 2-5ppm and dose NO3 to 10ppm after major water changes.

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