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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Safe fertilizer regime for planted shrimp tank

I was wondering what is proven safe to provide my plants with healthy fertilizer and yet not harming my tiger shrimp? I have been using flourish nitrogen twice a week and flourish Iron once a week . I am using RO water adding mineral GH+. I found flourish excel killed my shrimp so I stopped using it. Should I be using sachem flourish ? don't I need phosphate?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-06-2014, 05:21 AM
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You might post this over in the shrimp forum to get more direct folks to respond with suggestions. I actually don't dose in my shrimp tanks, but I just have java moss and fissidens, etc, and all seems to be fine without ferts.
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If the water perameters are vastly different for the Tigers don't go by this but I have RCS and use a modified version(just less of) of EI in my tank/w them and they are just fine about it. I also use Excel at double the recommnded rate in there. I started it at the recommended rate however.

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There are many that use CO2 and dose using EI methods with no issues. You can use Excel but I have only ever dosed once per week in my tanks and had no problems.

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