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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-19-2014, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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How to fertilize a planted tank

Am new to this and finally got my tank up and running I have a 72gallon bow front tank with 6diffeteny types of plants not sure what they are but I will try to do the beat with them one is baby tears and bocopa and Italian versilla ??? Anubis and something there's a pic to help tell the lights I have are quad t5 ho 6500k fixture 10hrs a day also 5lb c02 statem what kind of fert should I use and how do I use it as in dry fert or liquid fert can someone help me out here
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-19-2014, 09:46 PM
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I would do non-limiting fertilizers with high light and CO2. Here is a post explaining that. Here is another with the amounts to dose in dry or liquid form.

You can use commercial solutions for this as well. However, the cost is ridiculously high comparatively speaking.
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For a 72 gallon bowfront I would use the Estimative Index, and get dry fertilizers.
You could start with a bottled product line, but that is a big tank. Much more economical to buy the active ingredient and simply add your own water.

On a tank that large it is OK to dry dose, too. Just add the right amount of each dry product right into the water flow from the filter.

Nice set up!
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