Originally Posted by Rex Grigg
Take a few minutes and read my Guide. It will save you a LOT of headache in the future.
The quick answer to most of your questions is NO.
Actually Rex I was reading your guide just last night. Great information. I kinda have a basic understanding of the nutrients I need. I guess I just need to learn more about what sources to get them from. Either commercial ferts or a cheaper method.
Some of these commercial ferts such as Flourish can be misleading when you read the label. It includes some "macronutrients" as well and as DJlen pointed out, although it may contain some, its not enough so I still need to supliment from another source. I took the following quote from another website:
"The major macronutrients are nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), and potassium (K). Calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), and sulfur (S) are also macronutrients."
So if this quote is correct, I still need to dose Ca, Mg, and S separately even though the Flourish label says it contains these things right? If so, where do I look for all these nutrients?
The other thing is.. some of these nutrients such as Nitrates need to be added very slowly to obtain the levels needed or else I will kill the fish. So I just need a better understanding on how much to dose all these different nutrients to make it safe for the fish and plants.
Just so you guys know. I havent hooked up my lighting, C02, or added any plants yet. I just changed my gravel to flourite so far and Im just gathering a little more info before i do.
Here is my latest water quality report if it helps, My water source is the MWD (Weymouth plant) and I know this because the Kh levels test the same as that in the report: