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How soon can I fertilize?

How soon can I start to fertilize my plants.

Tank has been setup for years. Replaced substrate 3 weeks ago (3-6" eco-complete). Plants in the tank a week ago. CO2 running for about 5 days.

I was thinking of using Seachem Flourish. Any other advise will be appreciated.

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You should be able to start dosing right away!

Seachem's Flourish is a great product, but it will not satisfy all of your plant's nutrient needs. It can get a bit complex, so I would suggest checking out www.rexgrigg.com for some basic and solid information. Rex's site is a great place to start. Check it out!

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You should be able to start dosing right away!

Seachem's Flourish is a great product, but it will not satisfy all of your plant's nutrient needs. It can get a bit complex, so I would suggest checking out www.rexgrigg.com for some basic and solid information. Rex's site is a great place to start. Check it out!

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You should have been fertilizing the day before yestoday


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So for 50g with 150w lights and DIY CO2 what flourish products should I be using?
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I am not familiar with the Flourish line of products. But with your set up I would suspect you will definately need:

1) traces. I use Plantex CSM+B (or a reasonable facsimile thereof).
2) nitrates. I use KNO3.
3) phosphate. I use Fleet enema.

You can use the Flourish line for all of these but several of us find it is cheaper to use the bulk ferts. Instead of Fleet enema you can use potassium phosphate. Check out Rex's site for more info and sources.
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