09-10-2012, 01:13 AM
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Boredomb is right, The Flourish Comprehensive is the way to go. I've actually compared the ingredients with several other ferts, and it really has the best mix of everything that the plants need. If it makes you feel any better expense-wise, I'm STILL on my first bottle of the stuff that I got way back in February, and I have had anywhere between 4-6 well-planted tanks running at the same time since then, lol! 5ml for 60 gallons goes a looooooong way - especially if you have smaller tanks!
Frogbit is very EASY plant to keep, and great for soaking up any toxins in the tank! Because of this it's a nutrient hog - so it will definitely need to be helped along with some ferts. Just because the LFS put a sword underwater when they got it doesn't mean it was grown that way - unless it's been in their tank for a while, the possibility is still there, but it'll probably be fine. Just keep in mind - if the leaves start to die off and grow back looking a little bit different, that means it was grown out of the water and it's adjusting. Leave the roots alone while it changes it's clothes, and it should bounce back very well! If you want it in the bigger tank, put it in there soon so that you don't have to disturb it's roots and it can just settle right in. Root tabs are a must for swords - they usually won't do very well without them because they feed from their roots and don't do as good of a job getting 'food' from the water column.
Very excited for your new plants, Pearl! Even if they speak. . . French? ;)