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Floaters and Ferts

Ive never really thought about it before, but since floaters receive sufficient CO2 from the atmosphere, even in a low tech tank, shouldn't you dose ferts regularly for them?
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I would say so. Especially since they are a very fast growing plant and are closer up to the lights than most other plants.

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Yes, depending on how much light they receive. They are a good marker to see whether deficiencies in your plants are caused by CO2 or other ferts
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Well, i have a low tech aquatic frog tank. No injected co2, but have a ton of floaters because the frogs love to poke their little heads out on the surface and chill between the plants. I transferred some RRF and AFB I got on the SnS and they arent doing so well. I dosed up some ferts today, and will probably dose 2x per week to see if I see any improvements.
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In my experience, floaters suck up all kinds of nutrients. Ever since I got pressurized CO2, these guys are exploding! Which is good and bad, good because my pencilfish have lots of cover but bad because nothing below is getting light. I dose 2 times a week on both tanks to make sure they have enough nutrients.


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