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hi guys i was wondering, ferts can be replaced for dirt in a high light and pressurized c02 set up??
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Ferts can be used in any type of planted tank, from low-tech low light to hi-tech high light.
With or without the use of Co2, in my opinion ferts should always be used in a planted tank.

I dose my 55 gallon MTS setup with DIY Co2.

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Ferts can be used in any type of planted tank, from low-tech low light to hi-tech high light.
With or without the use of Co2, in my opinion ferts should always be used in a planted tank.

I dose my 55 gallon MTS setup with DIY Co2.
thx for your answer, so for example the dry ferts cannot be replaced for dirt then?
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I don't use dirt and use dry fertilizer salts. It works fine.


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I was wondering that because is easier for me set up a co2 pressurized sistem that find dry ferts
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you could use root tabs instead of ferts but the problem with them is you "MIGHT" have to add iron separately and change the tabs annually.
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dirt will require much less fertilizing, but a lot more care to keep clean.. after about 3-4 months its supply of nitrogen will be depleted so nitrates will have to be dosed period

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oh thanks for your answers guys, because its much easier for me bought some root tabs from amazon, than import dry ferts (i cannot import them, because in my country its against the law ) so basically ill try a set up whit high light+ pressurized co2+dirt - dry ferts
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