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MGOCPM: Do I Keep On Dosing Comprehensive

I'm putting in MGOCPM and I'm wondering whether to keep dosing Seachem Flourish Comprehensive (micros) or whether I should stop using it.

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MY TANK: Planted 10g; 2 x 10W CFL; Fluval U2 internal filter; MGOCPM/black sand cap

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From what I recall in Walstad's book, dirt has more than enough nutrients in it. If there is any that is low or missing, I'd imagine it would be more effective to dose them individually...
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Do the micronutrients stay in the dirt, under the cap, available to rooted plants, or do they get through the sand cap and become available to plants that intake through the leaves? Thx for the help.

(I guess they probably get through because all plants need macros.)

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Do the micronutrients stay in the dirt, under the cap, available to rooted plants, or do they get through the sand cap and become available to plants that intake through the leaves? Thx for the help.

(I guess they probably get through because all plants need macros.)
The nutrients do leach out into the water column.

My tank also use MGOCPM as subtracted and capped by sand. I dose very lightly.


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I dose lightly as well, daily. The growth is strong! No algae issues either
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