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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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Old 12-27-2012, 12:53 PM   #11
 
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I really wanted to pick 2 , I want multi things from a good fert.
PLant growth for sure but I also want a good fert that doesnt overly pollute my water .I mean after all thats one of the reasons I use real plants is to keep my water clean an natural for my fishes , as well as I love my plants and growing stuff .
I use API root tabs
total nitrogen 3.0 %
2.13% water insoluble nitrogen
0.53% other water insoluble nitrogen
0.34% urea nitrogen
phosphate ( p2o5 ) 1.0 %
soluble potash ( k2o ) 1.0 %
iron ( Fe ) 5.0 %
5.0 % chelated iron ( Fe )
I didnt know if the analysis would help or not but thought i'd add it for ya , 3-1-1
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:22 PM   #12
 
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How about us people who use no fertz on our planted tanks?
Then you're not really a potential customer, are you? ;)

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I really wanted to pick 2 , I want multi things from a good fert.
PLant growth for sure but I also want a good fert that doesnt overly pollute my water .I mean after all thats one of the reasons I use real plants is to keep my water clean an natural for my fishes , as well as I love my plants and growing stuff .
[b]I use API root tabs
I didnt know if the analysis would help or not but thought i'd add it for ya , 3-1-1
charlie
Well, no matter how the product evolves, fish safety and limited algae are my number 1 priority.



What about other additives? Flourish Comprehensive claims their formula also has "vitamins and amino acids". Is this a selling point, or would you rather want pure nutrients?

What about seperate "Forest" and "Alkaline" formulas?
Forest could contain tannins and leaf extracts, while the Alkaline could contain slightly higher calcium and potassium levels?
Or an invertebrate formula for shrimp, crayfish, and crabs with slightly more iodine to encourage shedding and breeding?
Or different formulas for "high light" and "low light" tanks?

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:12 PM   #13
 
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I went for plant growth because what other reason would there be for using a fertilizer?

I currently dose Flourish Comprehensive twice a week and put root tabs under my swords and crypts every couple of months.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:08 AM   #14
 
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Then you're not really a potential customer, are you? ;)



Well, no matter how the product evolves, fish safety and limited algae are my number 1 priority.



What about other additives? Flourish Comprehensive claims their formula also has "vitamins and amino acids". Is this a selling point, or would you rather want pure nutrients?

What about seperate "Forest" and "Alkaline" formulas?
Forest could contain tannins and leaf extracts, while the Alkaline could contain slightly higher calcium and potassium levels?
Or an invertebrate formula for shrimp, crayfish, and crabs with slightly more iodine to encourage shedding and breeding?
Or different formulas for "high light" and "low light" tanks?
I like the Forest and Alkaline, High and Low light formulas ideas.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:37 PM   #15
 
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I know there's more people here. Vote away.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:34 AM   #16
 
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Hey Red ,
I like the idea of a forest formula and the option of high or low light .
As for the invert added iodine could that be like a plus ? maybe .
you know like terta safe and then theres tetra safe plus .
Youd have reds forest fert and then reds forest fert '' plus'' with the x tra iodine. Just spit ballin .
Or was you meaning a fert just for the inverts?.
They are all good ideas bubba you got a good head on your shoulders . Let me know what you come to settle on I'll buy a couple bottles an try it out.
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:28 AM   #17
 
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Then you're not really a potential customer, are you? ;)



Well, no matter how the product evolves, fish safety and limited algae are my number 1 priority.



What about other additives? Flourish Comprehensive claims their formula also has "vitamins and amino acids". Is this a selling point, or would you rather want pure nutrients?

What about seperate "Forest" and "Alkaline" formulas?
Forest could contain tannins and leaf extracts, while the Alkaline could contain slightly higher calcium and potassium levels?
Or an invertebrate formula for shrimp, crayfish, and crabs with slightly more iodine to encourage shedding and breeding?
Or different formulas for "high light" and "low light" tanks?
A "Forest" formula actually sounds really, really cool. It would be interesting to have a product that not only fertilizes plants but helps balance/create an environment close to what the fish have. Something that benefits both plants and fish...I think you really have something there.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:49 PM   #18
 
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How about us people who use no fertz on our planted tanks?
Nice
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