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What should i add?

I have a 64 litre (16 US gal I think) tank, its low tech and at the moment I'm not using CO2 but I'm thinking of doing a DIY setup, I'm dosing weekly with Tropica's premium fertilizer after a water change, I don't fully understand what plants need, can somebody explain or tell me what else I could put in there to get maximum growth and best looking plants, Thanks!
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Take a look at this article:

This introduces you to the ei method which is one of the most used methods for fertilizing your tank. I'd become familiar with the method and then reduce the dosages of each fert so you're only dosing 1/3 the usual ei amount. This tends to work well for low tech tanks. If you need more info on what exactly plants need, etc. use the forum search bar - there are tons of articles on here that talk about fert theories and what optimizes plant growth.

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