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Help me out Which ferts I need

Its a 37gal going to be heavy planted http://www.greenleafaquariums.com/aq...ertilizer.html can anyone tell me which ferts I need. Thanks
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The basics are:

KN03
k2SO4
KH2P04
Trace (CSM+B)

Optional but good stuff:
GH booster (only used after a large WC)
Iron Chelate 10% (if you need extra iron for finicky plants)

But it depends on what dosing method your going to use?
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This will get you going for most dosing plans.

Green Fertilizer Package: Micros & Macros: http://www.greenleafaquariums.com/aq...rtilizers.html

The Ultimate GH Booster: http://www.greenleafaquariums.com/aq...h-booster.html

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Macros are KNO3, k2SO4, kh2po4

Micros are CSM+B
if you have soft water, then MgSo4 and CaSO4.

These will last a long time, and go 10x further (or more) than aquatic ferts.

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my water is pretty soft NYC water :P
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It also depends on what type of lighting your running is it hi-light (C02) or low-light ?

For my low-light species tanks (lots of 10/20g's with sponges) I dose allot less and less frequently than my hi-light tanks.

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So, its a 37 gal with c02 and 2x 65w 6700k
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Are those T5, T5HO, T5NO, PC etc?

Ether way you have decent lighting and with C02 I'd go with EI dosing and buy KN03, k2SO4, KH2P04, Trace (CSM+B), and GH booster.

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