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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Best Fertilizer?

Whats the best one to use that has all the micro and macro included in one bottle?
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Hi boadams87,

Seachem Flourish Comprehensive is an excellent all-around balanced fertilizer. When I first started I used it with excellent results.

45 gallon tall fertilized with Seachem Flourish Comprehensive

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75 Gallon, 2X55W AH Supply CF 8800K, 1X 59W Fluval Plant (3.0); 45 Gallon Tall, 1X 46W Fluval Plant (3.0); 30 Gallon Long; Fluval F&P 2.0; 20 Gallon, 1X26W AH Supply LED; all with CO2 & (Calcined) Montmorillonite Clay
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Flourish Comprehensive doesn't contain macros though. As quoted on the Seachem product page:
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Flourish™ is a comprehensive plant supplement for the natural freshwater aquarium. It contains a rich assortment of important micro elements, trace elements and other nutrients. These include calcium, magnesium, iron and other important elements that have been shown to be beneficial to aquatic plants. View a chart of Flourish™ constituents and signs of their deficiency. For macro element (NPK) fertilization, use Flourish Nitrogen™, Flourish Phosphorus™ or Flourish Potassium™ as needed.
So you'd still need a source for macros.

Edit: It does contain a small % of macros but don't think it's enough. I could be wrong though.

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if its a low tech tank with a decent bio load. fish poop and food will provide the other good stuff with comprehensive

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I suggest you do some research into the liquid fertilizers sold by our sponsors, Pfertz, for example.

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Thanx. Nice tanks
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 05:39 AM
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hi I'm new to planted tanks, when you add like a tablet fertilizer or any kind of fertilizer that isn't a liquid, do u hav to take out the fertilizer tablets after the dosage is over or will it just be fully absorbed by the plants?
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