Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: California for school, Arkansas for home
Using gardening fertilizers with aquarium fertilizers?
Hi, I'm new. I have a 10 gallon tank that I just toss all the plant trimmings and leftover plants into. There's Cryptocyrne, lucky bamboo (leaves above water), Peace lillies (Not exactly sure what's above and under the water right now), and anacharis. I am thinking about suspending the peace lillies and cut off bamboo shoots on an egg crate frame with their roots hanging into the water. My mom really likes gardening, so my family has a large amount of the water soluble all purpose Miracle-Gro fertilizer (the blue powder). I am thinking about just adding this in to function as a fertilizer along with some Seachem Flourish. Is this an algae problem just waiting to happen? I plan on doing about 4 gallon water changes a week, draining the water into a tub holding some Colocasia Taro and water lettuce. As a complete newbie, how often do I fertilize, and how much do I fertilize? Will this affect platy fry in the tank?