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Would a dirted substrate and floursh comprehensive be enough fertilization for a medium light tank with diy co2
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Would a dirted substrate and floursh comprehensive be enough fertilization for a medium light tank with diy co2
First of all, how light will be low? volume of tank vs wats. tell more about what plants are you going to grow?

I have no idea is fluorish containing enough of macro nutriets, chose EI weekle dosing, cheeper and more efective way
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Would a dirted substrate and floursh comprehensive be enough fertilization for a medium light tank with diy co2
Hello spec...

Provided the plants specifically require moderate light, then the liquid fert would be plenty. Your plants also have the benefit of the ferts the fish provide.

You don't need the added CO2. Save that for the plants that require stronger light.

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It all depends on what you call medium light. Anything more than low light and you are getting into the area where more carbon is needed than the fish/substrate/air can supply. The consequences of not having enough available carbon for the plants can be acceptable or it can be intolerable.

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Would a dirted substrate and floursh comprehensive be enough fertilization for a medium light tank with diy co2
Flourish comp really only contains micros. It is likely that you will run into a macro deficiency sooner or later (N,P,K). It all depends on kind of plants you keep. Heavy root feeders like swords and crypts could probably get most of what they need from the dirt.


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