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Additives for substrate

Hi everyone,
I am new to planted aquariums and I was wondering if there is anything specific I needed to help my plants grow in my substrate. I am currently using a Seachem substrate that is supposed to be better for the plants.
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Well I used glacial silt, but i guess that depends on where you live...
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I would add fertilizer tablets, pushed well down under the substrate.
Even if the material you are using started out with some fertilizer the plants will be using it up. Better to add some before it runs out and the plants start showing deficiency.
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