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Fertilizing Schedule?

I set up a 5.5 gallon tank with Flourite Black yesterday. I've added plants and I want them to grow out more quickly. Today I bought Flourish Comprehensive... It says twice a week, but I heard some people do thrice per week. I'll likely do a 1 gallon water change (20%) weekly... I want a heavily planted tank eventually, it'll be for guppy breeding likely.

What should my fertilizing schedule be like?
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Your fertilization frequency depends on the lighting you have over the aquarium.

The more light that you have, the more demand there will be for nutrients.

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Your fertilization frequency depends on the lighting you have over the aquarium.

The more light that you have, the more demand there will be for nutrients.
Over the 5.5 gallon there is a 14W = 60W CFL bulb, and on the dark side of the tank there's a 13W=40W CFL bulb.
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