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Should i be dosing flourish iron? Ihave no test for that so i dont know.......everyday?

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Should i be dosing flourish iron? Ihave no test for that so i dont know.......everyday?

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It depends on your setup. High tech? Every other day. No tech? Never. Many more between.

How high is your lighting level?
Do you use CO2 of any kind including excel?
What is your substrate?
How stocked is the tank and how much feeding?
Plant density and type?

Honestly, without that information any advise would be random.
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I will post a pic and some info...Thanks

Right now i am running a 6700 39 watt t5ho and a colormax for 8 hours with a 18000k power glo jumping in for about 2 of those hours. I have alot more bulbs if i need them. I do use excel everyday and put in some flourish root tabs about a week ago ...5 to be excact. Also just started using flourish comprehensive too. Also getting some bba on my plants.
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The tank isn't heavily planted so I see little reason to add additional iron. There is iron in Seachem Flourish comprehensive. One thing you may consider is dosing the comprehensive every other day instead of weekly. The iron becomes unavailable to plants after 24 hours or so. Try 1-2ml of comp. every other day. If you want to try iron and don't own the Seachem product consider buying DTPA iron first. This chelate will allow the iron to last twice as long as what you use now. In addition, 1/2 lbs. of dry 11% DTPA iron is enough to make 5 of the 500ml Flourish iron supplements, 1/5 the price.
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