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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-01-2015, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Fertiliser advice

I am new to the forum. I am currently setting up a 6x2.5x2.5 ft tank, which I would like to be heavily planted. I have eco complete substrate, pressurised co2 injection and 3 Kessill 360 tuna sun LEDs. Not sure which plants I will have, but likely to include Anubis on driftwood, HC carpet type grass, swords, lotus and bunch plants.

I am unsure which fertiliser to use. Will definitely have root tabs, but don't know which liquid to complement the substrate. Given tank volume, a lot of liquid will be needed daily, and therefore will be costly. Would like to know that I am using an effective product.

Can someone please recommend a fertiliser. Any other advice would also be appreciated.


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Dry ferts would definitively be the way to go, but I am not sure of a place that is able to ship to Aus.
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Dave at Aquagreen is based in the NT.

KNO3 I got from evilbay.
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+1 for Dave at Aquagreen.
I've bought KNO3 from ebay also, and also from auschems.com....
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Greenleafaquariums.com ships everywhere I think. They have a thing on their website about customs. I would check with them.

As far as what fert method I would research:
Estimative Index and
Both are dry fert methods

I use PPS-PRO because of the easy daily dosing. People have tons of success with both.
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