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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-01-2014, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking about going pps pro

I've been thinking about what someone said on my other post and how I'm getting more trace than regular.

So I decided I want to switch from liquid flourish comp and iron to dry ferts. Trouble is I have no idea where to start. I'm looking at gla website and thinking about going pps pro, but are these all the nutrients I need? Or is there other fertilizers I would need to purchase as well. Please no chemical compounds I'm not a scientist I know common names better.

Current plant list is
Anubias sp, fern sp multiple ones, blyxa, crypt sp multiple ones, bacopa, rotala mini butterfly, willow moss, green cobamba, thre plants I have no idea what they are, and I'll soon be getting Buce belindae, erio parkeri, bolbitis mini, maybe some star grass, and I also have a red flame sword and red rue in sword I believe.

Co2 runs at 6-8 bps
T5 6500k x2 lighting
Filtration is fluval 406, U2 if that makes a difference,

I already have the digital scale, and funnel,

I know I need to be using distiller or ro water to mix with, but a great help would be a list of fertilizers I would need to cover a broad spectrum and so I get no deficiencies. All the help would be much appreciated.

must....have.....more....moss n shrimp!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm not an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

I have only had my tank going for three weeks, BUT I have done a lot of research.
I use GLA PPS PRO and love the results so far. Check out mt tank. I have a pic on my thread, "Help me get the red out" on the plant forum. Keep in mind that it is only 3 weeks old and I have tripled my stand of Colorata and doubled my Echinodorus angustifolia 'Vesuvius' plants.

I am going to add GH booster and Iron. I also have been dosing Excel.

My tank journal:

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