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What fertilsers do i need and where do i get them?

Hi everybody I have had a planted tank for about 2 years now and it has gone fairly well but I have been looking at some of your hair grass carpets and mine sucks. It isnít very green slightly yellow and the leaves sort of wilt down. Itís also not very compact. I have DIY CO2 and I also have 3WPG of lighting. No algae problems and everything else seem to be growing fine.

The only fertiliser I have been using is The Flourish comprehensive supplement for the planted aquarium, it contains:

0.007% Nitrogen
0.001% Available Phosphate
0.37% Soluble Potash
0.14% Calcium
0.11% magnesium
0.2773% Sulphur
0.009% boron
1.15% chlorine
0.0004% cobalt
0.0001% copper
0.32% Iron
0.00118% manganese
0.0009% molybdenum
0.13% sodium
0.0007% zinc

Is this ok or do I need something else? I hear people talking about using powder fertilisers they add to the tank, i am from the UK could anybody suggest a place I could get these from? Are they any better than what I am using?

Thanks for the help

If there is anything else i need to know please tell me


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-01-2006, 07:17 PM
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If you read this: www.rexgrigg.com/ it should answer your questions. That Flourish product is a good trace mix, but not good for macros.

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