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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-11-2008, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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how to feed my plant tank?

ok everything is looking good - my tank has been set-up now for two months - doing DIY CO2 with 68 watts over my 29 gallon tank - the plants are looking good - i would like to start feeding the tank, but not sure how too - can someone explain what i need to do and buy. i have some flourish excel, but i really wanted flourish - what are the best and cheapest ferts to use? thanks in advance - john
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Sounds like your of to a good start. But Ihave a few questions.
1.How many bottles are you using for diy co2 and what size are they?
2.How are you diffusing the co2 in your tank?

As far as fertz go what you need is KNO3 & KH2PO4 and maybe some Potassium (if a defficency shows up down the road but ther is some in the above fertz). You can get the fertz from Rex Grigg here,
http://www.bestaquariumregulator.com/ferts.html

Here is what I use for my 29g.
1/4 tsp of KNO3 and 1/16 tsp of KH2PO4, 3 times a week.
Dose on the alternate daysthe recommended dose of Flourish or TPN for your tank.
Change about 50% of the water in the tank once a week.

Hope this helps you out, let me know if there are any more question you may have.


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