09-19-2013, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by rexpepper651
ive heard good stuff about that and also that it doesnt work at all. its rather expensive for such a small bag. id buy some ferts and some root tabs and call it a day unless you really wish to add more substrate then that is totally up to you. a large 500ml bottle of seachem comprehensive is like 20 bucks and a pack of root tabs is 10 and the tabs last for 3-4 months and that bottle of liq ferts will last along time. but like i said its up to you if you wish to add more substrate but i dont think it will really contribute much. im still dosing ferts in my dirt tank as to some plants actually take in nutrients from the water column.
+1^. You might want to think about liquid carbon too. When I started my first tank I was thinking about CO2 injection but stayed away from it due to the apparent finicky behavior I heard about in here and elsewhere. I had heard about Seachem's Excel and the negative aspects of it from some of the highly respected members on here. But being as stubborn as a mule I tried it. The first results seemed to reduce the brown algae on the tank walls. So I tried it again along with Seachem Comprehensive and Seachem root tabs and my plants took off. However, I used a reduced dose of both liquids and continue to do at longer interval then is recommended by Seachem. I currently call my community tank and my Betta tank my jungles in a tank.