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Basically my tank has been going since 24th Jan, while I'm getting quite voracious growth from the stemmed plants I want to start removing plants for more appropriate species in the aquascape because it just doesn't work the way I've set it up. I have a few questions, I've read a lot on here about Flourish/Flourish Excel and I am thinking of using it, at the moment I have been using the nutrafin fert that came free with my hagen CO2 units but in very small quantities. How often are you meant to dose with ferts for a new tank?
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Well there are some variables but you really do want to keep your nutrients in the following ranges.

Nitrates 5-10 ppm
Phosphates 0.5-1.0 ppm

Traces and iron dosed on a regular schedule.

See my FAQ for more complete information.
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