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Sera Florena 0-0-4 Fertilizer

So my LFS carriers Sera and one of the guys there swears by it. So I'm just looking for others that have used this fertilizer to figure out if switching to it is worth it due to the higher cost compared to Seachem Flourish Comprehensive. I did a search on here and the latest post I could find was 2010 so obviously things have changed since then.
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Since you said the NPK numbers on the product are 0-0-4 it's pretty simple to see that it seems that it doesn't have any nitrate, phosphate, and only 4% potassium so it seems to me like maybe the guy has no clue what he's talking about.

Seachem Flourish Comp. contains every nutrient needed for plants, but it's meant to be used in conjunction with the other Flourish products like potassium, phosphate, etc....

This is why 80% of planted tank owners eventually move on to dry fertilizers because it's to manage the amount of each fertilizer, but it also let's us treat deficiencies easier because we can target the deficiency without having to add a bunch of unnecessary nutrients to the tank.

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Since you said the NPK numbers on the product are 0-0-4 it's pretty simple to see that it seems that it doesn't have any nitrate, phosphate, and only 4% potassium so it seems to me like maybe the guy has no clue what he's talking about.

Seachem Flourish Comp. contains every nutrient needed for plants, but it's meant to be used in conjunction with the other Flourish products like potassium, phosphate, etc....

This is why 80% of planted tank owners eventually move on to dry fertilizers because it's to manage the amount of each fertilizer, but it also let's us treat deficiencies easier because we can target the deficiency without having to add a bunch of unnecessary nutrients to the tank.

Thanks for the reply! That is correct that it does not contain nitrate or phosphate. Here is what the label says:

"US sera Florena is the ideal fertilizer for all freshwater aquatic plants. Sera florena contains essential minerals and trace elements, plus chelates iron yet it is free of nitrate and phosphate, which are already available in aquarium water."

The guy at the store uses this and the sera root tabs for his high tech tank at home and has had success. I know everyone has different results with almost everything so that's why I posted the question up here.

I used to use the Seachem Flourish Comp when I first started up with planted tanks and had good results but definitely not as good as when I used dry fertilizers. The reason I moved away from dry fertilizers is because being in the military I'm not always around to put in the daily amounts using the ei dosing method. That and the weekly water changes were getting difficult with our baby. The pre mixed fertilizers just seemed easier but I'm not as happy with my growth since switching. So that is why I figured I would give the sera products a try since he swore by them. Just wanted to see what others have experienced from the product.
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Never used the product. If you have dry fertilizers mix your own. You don't have to dose every day and weekly water changes. Any manufacturer that would say this makes me doubt their claims...

"Furthermore, the new improved formula contains innovative, particularly stable iron complexes that even remain available when using UV-C water clarifiers at day"

Iron will degrade, period.
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I use Sera Floreplus root tabs in my non CO2 injected tank. There is no Excel/glut used either. I am happy with the results. My amazon swords grow 14 inch leaves, jungle val also does great. I use them in conjunction with Controsoil and liquid ferts. There is some green algae trouble but thats because of my liq ferts I think.

I was researching about Florena when I came across this thread.
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