Fertiliser Survey: What do you want? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
View Poll Results: Whats most important when choosing a brand to use?
Value (a concentrated formula for a good price) 0 0%
Great plant growth (properly balanced) 13 76.47%
Packaging/Brand name 1 5.88%
Compatability with NPTs with few water changes 0 0%
Ease of use/measurement (1 drop per gallon, 5ml per gallon, etc) 1 5.88%
Customizable Formula (seperate formulas used together) 2 11.76%
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post #1 of 18 Old 12-26-2012, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Question Fertiliser Survey: What do you want?

Im going to develop a fertiliser for my own use- I might try to sell it later in the classifieds section.

Please participate in my survey, and list which product you currently use along with any suggestions or complaints you may have.

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post #2 of 18 Old 12-27-2012, 01:23 AM
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I use Seachem Flourish Comp. It's seemed to work pretty well, but I think my main problem is lighting, which is probably why my plant growth is so slow.
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post #3 of 18 Old 12-27-2012, 06:15 AM
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I currently use Flourish Comprehensive. Dispensing could be a little easier with a top that allows for a drop at a time.

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post #4 of 18 Old 12-27-2012, 07:15 AM
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Same as Fish Monger: I use Seachem Flourish Comprehensive, I have a 10g tank, and it took me quite a while to work out the dose at 60 drops per teaspoon. I would like to dose NPK as well.
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post #5 of 18 Old 12-27-2012, 08:01 AM
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Another Seachem Flourish Comp. user here along with root tabs for the swords. I'm pretty happy with the outcome but it took a very long time to get there.

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post #6 of 18 Old 12-27-2012, 08:19 AM
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How about us people who use no fertz on our planted tanks?

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #7 of 18 Old 12-27-2012, 09:41 AM
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I went for Brand name.


Mainly because I know sod all about doing it myself etc and tbh most of you lot recommend it (seachem flourish comp), so I became a sheep and it worked out great for me.
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post #8 of 18 Old 12-27-2012, 11:32 AM
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I went for Brand name.


Mainly because I know sod all about doing it myself etc and tbh most of you lot recommend it (seachem flourish comp), so I became a sheep and it worked out great for me.

Hey! We sheep need to stick together. ha ha I also use Seachem's Comprehensive and am happy being a sheep. I go with the "If it's not broke, don't fix it theory".

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post #9 of 18 Old 12-27-2012, 11:47 AM
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Baaaaaaaaaaaa! I know we do, I just literally know nothing of what th competition out there offers comparatively and I've never seen anyone knock seachem so just went for that.

My plants have grown great- in 4 weeks my cabombas have gone from 15 to 60cm and my anubias, for a slow growing plant has sprouted some very good new growth. The rest of the plants have all "flourished" (pun intended) too
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post #10 of 18 Old 12-27-2012, 12:12 PM
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I to use flourish comprehensive and root tabs but I have always wanted to us EI dosing but never got around to buying the stuff to do it
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