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I currently have a 27 gal i am adding/dosing florish exel just about every couple of days i am thinki g of getting dry ferts to last longer is this the way to go the tank is planter with some anubias some hygro some spiral vals and a echinodorus i think this is a pic of the current setup let me no what u think
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Excel is a source of carbon; dry ferts won't replace Excel. That being said, dry ferts will only help your plants grow better, though watch out you don't dose too heavily on any particular mineral, as it will lead to algal blooms.


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Its not exel its florish i get them mixed up
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A little dry fertz would last you a long time. I gave my betta's 10 gallon tank a pinch of P and micros and two pinches of N once a week after water changes. Flourish is nearly all just micros.

Never had too much fertilizer cause algae. The reverse, yes. Green water and cyano went away dosing nitrogen and green spot algae goes away when I dose too much phosphate.


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Seachem calls all its fertilizers Flourish.

Flourish Nitrogen
Flourish Phosphorus
Flourish Potassium
Flourish Iron
Flourish Comprehensive (Trace minerals, or Micros)
Flourish Excel
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