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I currently use the Flourish line of products in my planted tank. I dose according to the suggested schedule including excel, iron, potassium, phosphate, trace, nitrogen, Prime & flourish.


I may have misunderstood, but I think some say they are only using flourish & using it daily.


What is the best way to fertilize ?


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There is no "best" way to fertilize per se; many people will like using bulk chemicals (fertilizers) as it is cheaper than commercially available products.

Fertilization requirements will also depend on the type of lighting you have; the more light you have, the more nutrients plants will demand.

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There is no "best" way to fertilize per se; many people will like using bulk chemicals (fertilizers) as it is cheaper than commercially available products.

Fertilization requirements will also depend on the type of lighting you have; the more light you have, the more nutrients plants will demand.

I have a T8 5500 K on my 30 gallon tank. All plants require low light. ( water sprite, elodea, java fern, Vallisneria, moneywort & Amazon Sword )


Water sprite & Amazon are growing well. The others are healthy, but growing very slowly.


I inject CO2.


Does this help you to make further suggestions ?


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I may have misunderstood, but I think some say they are only using flourish & using it daily.
Many people have used Flourish Comp believing it is all they need.
Maybe a LFS sold it to them etc...

You are using the entire line of ferts and not missing any.
This is a good thing and Seachem's line of ferts are fine, just expensive.

Excel is not very useful since you are injecting CO2.


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Many people have used Flourish Comp believing it is all they need.
Maybe a LFS sold it to them etc...

You are using the entire line of ferts and not missing any.
This is a good thing and Seachem's line of ferts are fine, just expensive.

Excel is not very useful since you are injecting CO2.

Thanks. I'll stop using excel. So, I should use all the others ?
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Excel could still be used to spot treat any algae if needed.

If it were me I would continue using the rest of the Flourish line of products.
Maybe as they are near being depleted move to dry ferts.
I use dry to create my own bottles of PPS Pro and Classic ferts.
PPS is just my preference though, many use EI in dry or mix liquids.

I started with the Flourish line and even communicated with a Seachem representative.
I later felt it was costly paying for their water in pennies worth of chemical.
I also fertilize several tanks now, had to trim down the cost.

I would also recommend occasionally testing your water.
NO3 & PO4 you don't want too high.
Water changes are still important too.


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