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pennylinx
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PostPosted: 2007.01.07(Sun)13:19    Post subject: what type of fertilizer? Reply with quote

I have a tank that is 2.5 gal and has a temp of about 72F, the water is hard to very hard and I was wondering what fertilizer I should get. I am definitly going to get flourish, flourish excel, but am not sure whether I should get floourish Iron or Potassium? My plants seem to have the problem of being yellow(mature leaves of anubia) and my Java Fern is getting clear and black, should I get both fertilizers or just one of them, which one should be mandatory?
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Rex Grigg
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PostPosted: 2007.01.07(Sun)13:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO you should get Flourish Excel, Flourish, Flourish Nitrogen, Flourish Potassium and Flourish Phosphorus.

Or you could go to www.gregwatson.com and get a pound each of KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4 and Plantex CSM+B and have enough fertilizers to last you for a lifetime.
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tetrabarb
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PostPosted: 2007.01.07(Sun)13:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

the flourish excel will def. help them!
maybe you should get the flourish iron b/c I know plants def. need iron
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PostPosted: 2007.01.08(Mon)1:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys but I don't think that I can get some of the real concentrated stuff... might end up killing my fish but I know that I now have a long list of fertilizers from flourish to get.
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Rex Grigg
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PostPosted: 2007.01.08(Mon)8:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can make up solutions with the bulk dry nutrients and dose them in the same way as the Seachem stuff.
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pennylinx
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PostPosted: 2007.01.09(Tue)20:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you done the dry ingrediants thing, what typ of recipes do you use for your aquarium?
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Rex Grigg
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PostPosted: 2007.01.09(Tue)23:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's all I dose is dry nutrients.

I just use Chuck Gadd's calculator to figure out how much to dose and dose. Or you can check out my Guide where I have some basic guidelines.

For a 2.5 you would be better off making solutions. I give directions for making solutions in the Dosing Dry Fert's section of my Guide.
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