Dry Ferts question - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2008, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
CL
Planted Tank Guru
 
CL's Avatar
 
PTrader: (79/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 9,711
Arrow Dry Ferts question

I'm going to buy some dry ferts for my "high tech" tank. I know I need some kind of N, And I will probably need the other macros plus some of the other important ferts. I'm probably going to buy from aquariumfertizers.com . What ferts would you recommend? I know the atomic symbols and whatnots, but I'm not sure about the compounds (mono potassium sulfate for instance). I need your help on this. Thanks

-Chris

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by CL; 03-07-2009 at 07:00 PM.
CL is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2008, 05:00 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
plakat's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Washington
Posts: 780
I think these are the standards people get and what they are used for.
KNO3 for nitrate and some K
KH2PO4 for phosphates and more K
CSM+B for trace
K2SO4 should you need more K

I got all of these when I first ordered my ferts. More recently after I worked out all the kinks and added CO2 I bough Iron chelate. Its not needed but I am seeing improvements so I will continue using it.
plakat is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2008, 05:01 AM
Banned
 
PTrader: (40/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: East Bay, CA
Posts: 4,255
Send a message via AIM to deleted_user_16
mono potassium sulfate
potassium nitrate
potassium sulphate
and trace minerals (CSM+B)
deleted_user_16 is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2008, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
CL
Planted Tank Guru
 
CL's Avatar
 
PTrader: (79/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 9,711
Quote:
Originally Posted by plakat View Post
I think these are the standards people get and what they are used for.
KNO3 for nitrate and some K
KH2PO4 for phosphates and more K
CSM+B for trace
K2SO4 should you need more K

I got all of these when I first ordered my ferts. More recently after I worked out all the kinks and added CO2 I bough Iron chelate. Its not needed but I am seeing improvements so I will continue using it.
The iron chelate adds reds and greens up new growth right? I have high light and co2, would you recommend I get it? Ive got like $29 , what would you recommend as the necessities for that price range?

-Chris

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CL is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2008, 05:12 AM
Banned
 
PTrader: (40/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: East Bay, CA
Posts: 4,255
Send a message via AIM to deleted_user_16
aquariumfertilizers has a 1 pound package that has magnesium sulphatem, potassium nitrate, potassium sulphate, and trace minerals (CSM+B)

10 bucks

but

iron chelate is extra.
deleted_user_16 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2008, 05:14 AM
Anti iwagumi
 
chase127's Avatar
 
PTrader: (113/99%)
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Posts: 4,808
read up on this site. lots of info and you can buy a package for 25 bucks.

http://www.bestaquariumregulator.com/ferts.html
chase127 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2008, 10:44 AM
Banned
 
Left C's Avatar
 
PTrader: (19/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Burlington, NC
Posts: 5,009
I suggest that you also add a GH Booster to your order if your water has a low GH. I use Greg Watson's GH Booster and Seachem's Equilibrium for this.

I use Seachem's Flourish Iron for dosing extra Iron. Iron Chelate should be fine too.

I use the following dosing plan because of my soft water. Notice that K2SO4 is omited and GH Booster is used in it's place. You will still need to get some K2SO4 too IMO, because once in a while potassium deficiencies will show up.

http://www.barrreport.com/estimative...chy-folks.html

I don't know what size aquarium that you have, but here is an example of a dosing plan:

40-60 Gallon Aquariums
tsp KN03 3x a week
⅛ tsp KH2P04 3x a week
tsp GH booster once a week(water change only)
⅛ tsp (10ml) Trace Elements 3x a week
50% weekly water change

Notice that extra Fe isn't listed, but you can certainly add some if you need too.

EHEIM PIMP #164
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Classic 2011, Classic 2213, Classic 2217, ECCO 2236, Pro II 2028, Liberty 2040, Liberty 2042

VICTOR PIMP #1
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
VTS253A-1993, VTS250B-580, VTS253D-320, HPT500-40-350-4M, SGT500-40-4F-DK
Left C is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2008, 02:11 PM
Fear the Swamp!
 
cah925's Avatar
 
PTrader: (176/100%)
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Riverview, FL
Posts: 2,512
Quote:
Originally Posted by plakat View Post
I think these are the standards people get and what they are used for.
KNO3 for nitrate and some K
KH2PO4 for phosphates and more K
CSM+B for trace
K2SO4 should you need more K
X2 - Rex Grigg and Greenleaf Aquariums both have these as a package for under $25.
cah925 is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome