12-16-2010, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Flourish: don't know. I use the ml/gal formula, so in a 30g 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) is the dose. In my 10g I dose about 1/4 tsp twice weekly. I was doing less but the plants haven't been as good as in the other tank, but that could also be related to the light--my 10g was the "experiment" in a window, but as of yesterday has a hood light. I would use 1/4 tsp twice weekly.
But the light may be more the issue. The fact that your stem plants are growing well suggests it is brighter than the crypts may need. But at this stage the best way to deal with that is to shade the crypts a bit, and floating plants work well. Even a stem plant like Pennywort allowed to float will do, at little expense. And it is easily controlled to keep it open above the stem plants.
My C. spiralis in my 70g has some yellowing leaves now and then, but new growth continues so I haven't bothered. As I mentioned, crypts are fussy plants.
will do :D hmm while we are talking about crypts, would a red crypt and bronze crypt be ok in 3 watt per gallon conditions?
and would a tank with more plants require more flourish per dose or same dose more frequenlty througout the week?