Yamato Green "N" and "K" sells separately. They dont have one for Phosphates. They state that you get enough phosphates from fish food and any more than that will cause algae growth.FWIW, the Yamoto sounds reads like it's just Micros. How do you dose N, P, and K?
Kkentert,I recently started using Yamato Green I've seen a major difference in just the first few weeks (i used their Iron as well for extra iron since I think there has been a deficiency). I used to use flourish, florapride, and some pretty expensive stuff called plant 24 - none of them have every shown the results of Yamato Green! I'm getting a lot of pearling, DEEP reds, and very strong, green leaves. I'm really happy i found it. They sell direct at www.yamatogreen.com. I highly recommend trying it! Hope someone tries it out! Let me know if your results are as good as mine!
At some point you're definitely going to need to dose some potassium (K). You might be able to get away with not dosing (N) very often if you have a decent fish load and if your tap contains some nitrates to begin with. Just test and find out if you can maintain between 5 and 10 PPM's. If you are constantly below 5 then maybe you should dose just a little. The cheapest and most accurate way of doing it is if you get it in dry form from Greg Watson. 1 small bag should last you a very long time. Then you can use Chuck's Calculator to know how much you should dose. Just be sure to raise the PPM of nitrates gradually throughout a few days. A nitrate spike can be deadly to fish.Alexplosive - I have cut back on the iron already. I had a test kit, and they were eating it up like CRAZY before, I stopped adding extra dosing once they cut back on eating it up so fast. I haven't used yamato N or K yet. I've been doing great with regular Yamato green. but I deff. keep you posted.