Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Seacoast NH, USA
I don't have P and K tests, but I have a nitrate test, and it reads zero. I've had plants including the mother to this sword grow fine with a zero nitrate reading, but that tank was never vacuumed, so that's why I'm worried about getting N to this plant.
I didn't want N in the water, because I have, strangely, a string algae problem in the java moss. My paranoia is probably driven by old myths about what promotes algae. But I guess mainly I'd like to not overwhelm the tank owner with having to dose yet another liquid fert.
So, after studying some threads and looking at fert tabs, and considering work for my client, I think I'm going to make some Osmocote Plus caps and see how that goes. If it doesn't work, I can use it in my house plants, but I think it will, since I remember now that I had put Jobe's Spikes in with the Flourish tabs originally! Duh...!
1 gal hex packed with one amazing Anubias nana
10 gal UGF w/1 blind Goldfish & non-rooting plants
29 gal planted with Platies and Black Kuhlis
36 gal hex with Java Fern and common Goldfish
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with asst. plants and tropicals
55 gal with three very large fancy Goldfish
Coming soon: 65 gal Dutch planted with Rainbows
RIP 125 gal w/very large common GF and BF Koi