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post #1 of 23 Old 10-01-2013, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Fertilizer Dosing

I just switched out my substrate for Flourite Dark. I was dosing 1-2 weekly with FlourinMulti. Should I continue this or should I use a liquid fertilizer like Seachem Flourish and/or Excel? Thought would be helpful. I put root tabs in with the old substrate and had a lot of algae grow. Maybe I put too many. I have a 50 gallon tank. I wouldn't be opposed to root tabs but I don't want another algae outbreak. How many root tabs would be needed in a 50 gallon tank?
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post #2 of 23 Old 10-01-2013, 05:59 PM
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Is brightwell aquatics florinmulti what you are using? If soo it is just as good as Flourish Comprehensive. So I see no reason to switch brands. What type of root tabs were you using? From my experience with using too many flourish tabs in my 29 it does seem to cause an algae bloom especially around the substrate and on the glass. Since I have changed the substrate out in that tank used less tabs I haven't seen that algae come back.

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It is Brightwell Aquatics FlourinMulti. I was using Seachem Root Tabs. Do you think both would be too much?
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What plants do you have in your tank? Some plants don't need root tabs such as stems, Anubias, Java ferns, or Java moss (any moss really).
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I'm not sure of all the names. Would it help if I posted some pics?
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I'm not sure of all the names. Would it help if I posted some pics?
If you want too. I can try to see what they are and tell ya if any need root tabs or not.
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Here are three. One more to come.
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Last one. DOn't know why I couldn't do all four at once.
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Can you do a full tank shot?

All the plants in those pics minus one will benefit from root tabs but they all look to be doing good. Usually you want to place a root tab about an inch or two from the base of the plant. If there are two plants close together you can place a root tab between the two plants. The instructions for seachems root tabs is to place a tab every 4-6 inches radius. Ten gallon tank should have 6. Yeah I wouldn't use that many.

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Most of those plants are crypts and swords btw and by the looks of them they are doing well!

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