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help with aquarium dry fertilizers

Hey wassap guys i was wondering if anyone could mention to me all the dry powder fetilizers i would need for my planted tank... and where i could get them... i heard u could get them from a garden store is this true? If not can you please list were i could get them .... online links or if i could get them at any store... also can anyone mention ideal water parameters for a plante tank with fish.. thank you any info is certainly appreciated
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+1 for nilcog. Great seller fast shipping and less expensive than gla.
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I'm another happy customer of nilocg. He will set you up with the right dry ferts.

If I can remember, they're KNO3, KH2PO4, one other - could be K2SO4, and CSM+B, so you have nitrate, phosphorus and lots of Potassium, and microferts.

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I'm another happy customer of nilocg. He will set you up with the right dry ferts.

If I can remember, they're KNO3, KH2PO4, one other - could be K2SO4, and CSM+B, so you have nitrate, phosphorus and lots of Potassium, and microferts.
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I got mine from nilcog too!
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The first three are macros. Mix into one bottle and dose 3 days per week. (EI method- there are other methods)

KNO3 provides nitrogen and potassium. Some tanks get a lot of nitrogen from fish food, so use less KNO3. (Hint: what is the NO3 level if you do not dose?)

KH2PO4 provides phosphorus. While it does have some potassium, it is dosed in such small amounts that it pretty much does not count as a source of potassium.

K2SO4 is optional. If your NO3 test shows that your tank is getting enough nitrogen from fish food, then get K2SO4 for the potassium.

The next are micros. Mix in a separate bottle from the macros, and dose the other 3 days per week (last day is a water change)
CSM+B
Chelated iron. Get DTPA-Fe if your pH is over 7. General guide is to add chelated iron to the CSM+B at the rate of 4 parts CSM+B: 1 part Iron. This is optional. Many people find there is enough iron in the CSM+B. Enough people want to add a bit more, though, that it is included as part of the recipe.
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Thanks guys ya'll are great... and are really making my research less stressful ... i was also wondering if ya'll had any suggestions on pressurized co2 from ebay ... i have diy c02 but after just a couple of days i stop getting bubbles im only 19 and very happy about learning more to keep my plants and fish healthy... any suggetions on pocket friendly co2 setups... since i have a 50 gallon and heard diy co2 wont be enough... i have intense lightning at 4wpg ...
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Using Diana's post, you can go to nilocg's for sale thread and purchase the package that suites you best. Niloc is Colin backwards, not Oclin. His shipping is very prompt and he responds to pm in a timely manner.

Anywho, I just got turned onto dry fertilizers myself and his prices are very fair. Glad I made the switch from store bought liquid fertilizers. They tend to burn a hole in your wallet much faster than dry fertilizers.

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Pressurized CO2 is not cheap to get into. Once the investment is made (equipment purchased) it becomes a very inexpensive way to keep the plants thriving. Refills of CO2 are pretty cheap considering how long they last.
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