Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Kent, Washington (State not DC)
I'm clueless when it comes to ferts...
I've had aquariums for about a year and a half now and I've done pretty well in the fish aspect of it but remain clueless in respect to the plants portion of fish keeping. I've had plants in my tanks in the past but they always died because I never took the time to research plants.
I now want to have a real planted tank with plants who actually look good. I plan to have an old aquasoil base to the substrate plus a couple inches of sand. I plan on having dwarf sagittaria in the foreground as a carpet plant and to have some kind of taller simple plant in the background. From the reading I've done, I know that I'll need to dose ferts but I have no idea what this would entail. I also know that the amount and type of ferts I dose will depend on the light I use. I have a 30 inch national geographic freshwater aquarium led light. Will this work for dwarf sagittaria? I don't know what the Par of the light is. Also, what would I have to do to dose ferts? Would it be as simple as buying some product and pouring it in the tank every x number of days?