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Question What Ferts, etc? Where to buy?

What ferts, etc should I be using, and where should I get them and/ or who sells them? I have heard that dry ferts are cheaper (especially with the quantity I will need).

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Yep, dry ferts are the way to go, IMHO. Rex sells them rexgrigg.com

Or aquariumfertilizers.com

What is your tank size, lighting, co2?

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Lighting - Current USA 72 Inch Orbit Power Compact Fixture w/ Lunar Lights (4x96 Watts)

CO2 - Will be getting an automatic pressurized real soon


Also, light wise, have 2 dual daylight bulbs now and also actinic (I know worthless), so I want to change out the actinic ones for daylight. My options are SunPaq Daylight 10000K, SunPaq Daylight 6700K, SunPaq Dual Daylight 6700K/10000K, SmartPaq Daylight 10000K/Actinic. So what do you think?

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Cant go wrong with 6700K or 10000K..
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Yea, with that much light, dry ferts are the only way to go. I know that Rex sells a combo package that should set you right up with N, P, K, and micro/trace nutrients.

I agree that either 6700 or 10,000k will work fine. I personally like to mix them together

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I have the actinic ones still in, and plants are growing right now fine, even without CO2 (so is BBA ). So should I even change my bulbs yet?

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No need, and if you do up the light with no CO2, you may have more intense problems with algae...no, you will have more intense problems with algae.
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Sweet!!! That will save me some money for right now, seeing that this next order has the CO2 system included.

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I bought the dry ferts too Mike. They will last a long time! can't go wrong with them.. the only other fert I got was flourish iron. Do you have any updated pictures of your tank? or pool! lol

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No, sorry Ken, nothing updated. Been crazy over here. What ferts did you buy and from where?

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I would also recommend this site for dry ferts, Mike: http://www.greenleafaquariums.com/

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