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Are you getting enough Iron from Flourish?

Is everyone satisfied with the amount of Iron Flourish provides? Are you having to add extra?

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I dose it, but the strange thing is ... when I first purchased the bottle about a month ago, the first time I dose (5ml) of it into my old 20g tank, the next day the blyxa was gaining so much color. But then as I kept dosing it, the colors faded away and never went back ...
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I use flourish and have not had to add extra iron. The plants do fine with just flourish and macros. I also run a UV. Some people think a UV removes or makes iron deteriorate. I have not had any problems with just dosing flourish.

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I don't. I use flourish and it seems to be working fine. Every now and again I will add a milliliter or 2 just for good measure, but I haven't done that in months.
I went a couple of weeks a while back adding between 4 & 5ml twice a week and I didn't notice any change in plant growth or color, but I did get a nice green hazy film (algae) on my glass

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I add both Flourish and Flourish Iron, reason being that I heavily underdose Flourish, and figure I should add more Iron since that is needed more.

Might be a good idea to play around and "see what happens" if I only dose Flourish.


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i added iron when i first started dosing the tank flourish is enough to maintain it
i add N P K monday wed and fri and add a Cap of flourish sat morn and do a 50% water change on sunday evening.
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