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Thinking of getting ferts

Hi guys,

I'm thinking of getting some fertilizer for my tank. I've been reading around and looking online for different fertilizers and I've found this Ei Starter Kit. Would this be the best kind for me to begin with? It seems pretty straight forward to mix and calculate the dose. I was thinking of getting liquid fertilizers but they seem kind of expensive for what you get and wouldn't last as long as getting the packets of dry fertilizers.

I've also thought of trying CO2 but not to sure about that yet. I was looking at the fluval 88 co2 kit. Has anyone used this? Is it any good?

Thank for reading and any input.


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I bought individual bags of dry ferts from AquariumFertilizer.com. Stuff has lasted me a long time and I recall the prices low.

Haven't tried that fluval kit.
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Yeah that EI starter kit looks fine. Dry ferts are definitely te way to go, last MUCH longer and ya, Waaay cheaper. ^^

As for that little co2 kit, I would NOT do that. it'll cost you a lot more in the long run to keep replacing those little bottles than it would to just save and get a full blown professional co2 system with a 5# tank and real regulator, ect.

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If you went with the liquid ferts once, then you could refill the bottles, if you wanted.
But the dry ferts are much more economical.
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Thanks for the input guys. I think I'll order that starter kit soon but will do some more research on the co2 side of things. It will give me a chance to save some pennies to get a decent co2 system too.

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