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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-01-2018, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Ferts suggestion for low tech 6 gallon Spec?

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I’ve got a 6 gallon Fluval Edge that I’m running with a female betta, a few danios, and a couple of Amanos. Sand substrate, no CO2, 16” Finnex Fugeray Planted+ (I’ve got it 10” above substrate, probably overkill, but the stock LEDs were not great, and it’s what I had on hand).

Plants are: two anubias, three Java Fern, and one generic ludwiga I picked up from PetCo.

What should I be doing for ferts here? I *can* do CO2, but would prefer not. Thanks, Heif

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I have a few similar size tanks, no CO2. I dose about half the recommendation of Flourish. I think Iíll switch over to Easy Green, as it is more comprehensive and easy to dose (by squirt). Flourish hasnít been bad, it just is missing some things I may need. I typically recommend half dosing, and increase based on observations.
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I have a few similar size tanks, no CO2. I dose about half the recommendation of Flourish. I think Iíll switch over to Easy Green, as it is more comprehensive and easy to dose (by squirt). Flourish hasnít been bad, it just is missing some things I may need. I typically recommend half dosing, and increase based on observations.
Perfect, thank you. Iím going to get some of the Easy Green.


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I donít know why I typed in Spec, itís an Edge. Brain fart, I guess.


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I would recommend thrive fertilizer, I find thrive + very good for my high tech tank. The standard thrive is more geared towards low tech. And for instance one bottle of thrive costs 25 dollars and it last for 147 weeks on my 20 gallon tank. So on your tank it should last for around 570 weeks! You wonít have to buy anymore ever again lol. Hope this helps, skye


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I have a .9 gal, 1.5 gal, 2 gal, and 10 gal planted tanks, I use flourish and flourish excel and some other products I get as samples. I roughly calculate the typical 5 ml per 10 gal doses to drops since my tanks are small and do it regularly and seem to get good results. Just make sure whatever you use has what your plants animals need and no copper if you have inverts hereís a couple most recent pics of my smallest tanks, started in November last year.Click image for larger version

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