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Hi everybody, I'm pretty new with planted tanks. I was wondering you alls opinions on sea hems flourish supplement I use it about once a week one full cap in my 55 gallon. My plants grow slowly and I have almost no algae. I know I need more lighting but I don't have the money to drop on a new hood and fixture. Thanks for all your input.
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No co2 yet I'm still getting it setup to where I want it. I have 30 wats to 55 gallons. I'm goin with a t5ho fixture when I get the money. I still need to find a hood 48 in. Long I have two marine land penguin 200's for filters so I need to find a hood to fit this setup. Any and all info will help thanks in advance.
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Hi dfish2077,

Seachem Flourish Comprehensive in combination with Seachem Flourish Excel make a easy and effective combination for a beginner. BTW, if you up the light then you will probably need to do CO2 and go with a more robust fertilizer regime.

Here is my 45 gallon when I was doing Flourish Comprehensive, Excel, and DIY CO2.

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Wow good thing I asked I thought all I needed was the flourish. I get some of NY products from that fish place.com I'll order some excel next time I go to reorder. Btw you tank is completely amazing
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For a tank that large, I'd be more occupied with dissolved carbonates and light, with nurtrients 3rd in importance.
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What are dissolved carbonates and how do they affect the water chem. And plants?
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Oh and light I'm in the process of finding a hood that will fit two filters on one tank. Then I'm goin to save up and buy a t5ho fixture prolly go with zoomed bulbs. And co2 with sea hem flourish and excel for ferts. I have regular gravel for substrate so I compensate with liquid ferts. I'm still learning about how to manage fish and plants.
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If you don't have money for a good light setup, you could look into using clip on lights with 6500k CFL bulbs. This is what I use on my 20g and works great. Check out this thread.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=153195

ALOT of great information on there, which can save you alot of money as well.

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+1 on adding excell. Your setup is fine now, but when you add those lights your plants should speed up, but you WILL get severe algae unless you add either CO2 or Excell to supplement the plants need for carbon. Excell and flourish is easy.


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