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Recommend ferts.

I have a 29 gal, 2x65w compact florescent with Co2, I'm currently out of scheme potassium and phosphate, i heard many great things about using dry and wanted to know what dry nutrients could i use along with the huge 2L bottle of Flourish i have in the fridge, the most demanding plant is HC Babytears and Eriocaulon amanoanum, ordering from aquariumfertilizer.

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I have a 29 gal, 2x65w compact florescent with Co2, I'm currently out of scheme potassium and phosphate, i heard many great things about using dry and wanted to know what dry nutrients could i use along with the huge 2L bottle of Flourish i have in the fridge, the most demanding plant is HC Babytears and Eriocaulon amanoanum, ordering from aquariumfertilizer.

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You need K2SO4 (potassium sulfate) for potassium and KH2PO4 (monopotassium phosphate) for phosphate. You should also get some KNO3 (potassium nitrate) too for nitrate. You'll use ~ 4 times more KNO3 as KH2PO4 and K2SO4 too.

Your 2L of Flourish (comprehensive) is fine. 5 mL of Flourish = 1/16 tsp of CSM+B.


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Yup thats about all you need to know ferts wise you can adjust as needed, but Left C gave you all the info needed to get started

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You may want to get some GH Booster or Seachem's Equilibrium if your GH is low.

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I know this thread is a little old, but I am wondering. I am currently using Seachem ferts and would like to transition to dry ferts due to the price difference. I am currently dosing Seachem nitrates, phosphorus, potassium, iron, and flourish.. I'm using epsom salt for magnesium.

Using the chart below or this sticky: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fe...-regimes_.html

How long would 1 lb of each dry fert last me? 1/2 lb of iron chelate?

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You need K2SO4 (potassium sulfate) for potassium and KH2PO4 (monopotassium phosphate) for phosphate. You should also get some KNO3 (potassium nitrate) too for nitrate. You'll use ~ 4 times more KNO3 as KH2PO4 and K2SO4 too.

Your 2L of Flourish (comprehensive) is fine. 5 mL of Flourish = 1/16 tsp of CSM+B.



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