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Want to try dry ferts

I am using Seachem Flourish which dry ferts would replace this
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You'd want CSM+B, KNO3, and KHPO4.
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Flourish is really just the micro nutrients that are contained in CSM+B. They assume you are getting your macros,(N,P and K), from food your fish consume. It works OK but if your plants grow fairly quickly they will use up those levels pretty quick leaving an imbalance. Imbalance means the plants will no longer grow well but algae will. That is what the EI method prevents. It provides way more nourishment than the plants will consume so they grow fast and outcompete the algae.

A years worth of dry fertilizers, (N,P, K and CSM+B), costs less than one bottle of each of the Flourish line including the shipping and you would need to dose 8 - 12 times the amounts listed on the bottle to equal EI dosing, assuming you have co2. Without co2 you would still need 3 times what is listed on the bottle. It makes keeping plants far cheaper and they grow much better. I wish I would have started doing dry fertilization much sooner than I did, my plants are looking great and it is much simpler and cheaper.
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So helpful thanks yes google will give 100 places i want to know where he gets his not some random place and not knowing exactly what i am looking for. So thank you again
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http://greenleafaquariums.com/aquarium-fertilizer.html


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Dry ferts

I get mine from Gla aquarium.


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this is what i went for how often do you add fertilizer to the tank
http://www.theplantguy.org/PlantGuys...ng_p_1461.html
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https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=21944 is a very good approach to fertilizing a planted tank. Many of us use it successfully.

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