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What chemicals do I need to fertilize?

I am getting to the point where my tank is getting full of plants, so I want to start fertilizing to help growth. So here are my questions:
What nutrients do I need?
Where do I buy them?
How do I use them?

I have NO idea how to fertilize and I have never really understood why plants need the certain nutrients they do, so all your help and information is very much appreciated.

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Here's a link to a EI dosing regiments (how do I use them)

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fe...-regimes_.html



Fertilizers can be bought here (where do I buy them)

http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com/in...ditU=1&Regit=2


And you can find out everything you need to know here

http://www.rexgrigg.com/


At the Rex Grigg site you'll find out the basics of a planted aquarium.




For a better understanding of fertilizers can be found here (what nutrients do I need)

http://www.aquajake.com/blog/nutrients-and-fertilizers/

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A much better and over looked source is

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/PlantedTankGuide.html

or

https://www.plantedtank.net/articles.php?d


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So is there like a list of the ones I really need to use? Lol I can't wrap my head around it... I guess I'll get it eventually but any other help is greatly appreciated!

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Assuming you have average tap water, with 2 dKH, 4 dGH hardness, or around that, the chemicals you really need are:
Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) to provide potassium and nitrogen
Mono Potassium Phosphate (KH2PO4) to provide phosphorous
CSM+B, a trace element, or micronutrient mix, to provide the remaining elements needed

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There are other places to get these ferts but this company is a sponsor here:

http://greenleafaquariums.com/aquari...rtilizers.html


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