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post #11 of 14 Old 11-03-2012, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Seachem make Flourish Tabs, which is a tablet that you poke down close to the plant. They last about 3 months. I only use these next to the large swords, and the Red Tiger Lotus. My pygmy chain swords and chain swords and crypts are all in playsand with no tabs and growing fine just with Flourish Comp liquid.

API also make a root tab but others have reported problems so I would not use it. Nutrafin used to make sticks which I found the best, but I have not been able to find them anywhere locally or online for months now, so I assume they no longer make them. Pity, because they lasted a year and the swords exploded in growth.

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Gotchya, I think I will stick with the seachem then. I think I may just use them for all my swords for right now. They seem to be the one plant that always seems to be nutrient deprived...for me at least.

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Gotchya, I think I will stick with the seachem then. I think I may just use them for all my swords for right now. They seem to be the one plant that always seems to be nutrient deprived...for me at least.
Echinodorus are heavy feeders, and while they will manage with twice weekly Flourish Comp liquid, I have found over the years that substrate tabs do give them an extra push.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Ok, I looked it up as soon as I posted that. I will grab some of them. Is that something I will need right off the bat for all my plants?
If you a liquid fertilizer you can get by fir little while but you will need some at some point

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