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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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DIY fert's

Im just wondering if there are any diy cheap but affective ferts i can make. I do have this stuff called Thrive its for like aquaponics and general plant care i beleive it is 100% organic would i be able to use that? it says it is not a fertlizer but stimulates growth in roots making the plant grow better/healthier, so i thought dwarf hairgrass gets most of its nutrients from the water column will it work. I would love to know othes input thank you.

I have a 5.5 gallon planted
lighting 1 18" t5ho 6.5k bulb 15watts~i think
and a 13 watt cfl
small HOB filter
DIY co2
floramax subtrate
6 white-finned rosy tetras
1 ghost shrimp wih eggs
And im attempting to carpet Dwarf Hairgrass
thats my setup
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For NPK, buy:

For micronutrients:

There are other alternatives to micros.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-01-2014, 06:32 PM
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You can pretty easily find ferts for sale from various members on this forum. They're cheap when you buy them dry, and you can easily get enough to last several years.
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