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Liquid Fertilizers : Which is the best?

Hi guys,

Aside from the super expensive ADA liquid ferts. The most common fertilizers i can find in Cartimar is;

Up Aqua (http://www.up-aqua.com/)
- Flora Nutrient (http://www.up-aqua.com/00-dm-page/00...rplant-big.jpg)
- Ferro Nutrient

Azoo
- Plant Nutrients (http://www.azoo-aqua.com/product-info.asp?id=241)
- Red Plant Nutrients (http://www.azoo-aqua.com/product-info.asp?id=242)

SeaChem
- Fourish (http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod.../Flourish.html)
- Flourish Iron (http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod...urishIron.html)

I was using Up Aqua for about a year and it was doing just fine for me, then recently i couldn't find it anymore. I would dose the Flora once a week during my water changes. And Iron maybe twice a week if i wasnt to lazy.

But anyway now I am looking to switch asap. Which do you think is better for Water Ferts the Azoo combo above or the SeaChem combo?
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Are you opposed to dry ferts and just mixing your own solution?

If not, in the long run it will be a lot cheaper and probably better as you can mix to your water parameters and needs.


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+1. It is way cheaper to buy the dry ferts and make your own. Most of the time you are paying ridiculous prices for water. We have a member (Nilocg) that sells them for cheaper than most places. He sells dry and liquid packages.
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The OP is from Philippines, I'm from there too and probably don't have what we have here except maybe find it in some farm fertilizer store.
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Whoops. Missed that. Thanks
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Yah plus I'm too lazy, I don't mind using bottled frets so I'm just trying to get a basis for which is better

Found this! I will add Azoo to it if I can find the specs

http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/traces.htm

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If you can get commercial ferts you can get dry ferts shipped. The cost savings is huge and only takes less than 2 mins to make. So if you're truly wanting to base which is better it will be dry ferts because as was stated the commercial ferts you're pay for mostly water.


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