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Old 09-10-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
 
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How do I know if I need fertilizers for my planted tank?

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I got the Oxygen Plus Biofilter 7 for my 50 gallon tank. But it doesn't come with an extended tube like I thought it would for some reason. Is this still a good sponge filter? In one of my other threads someone mentioned the extended tube that can make steam rather then bubbles. I"m wondering if I should exchange it for #4 which appears to have the extended tube that I assume makes the "steam"?

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Old 09-10-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
 
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Well if you have plants in your tank then you need fertilizer as well. They might do fine for a little bit without any but sooner or later they will need it. Best to fertilize from day one with plants.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:26 PM   #3
 
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Well if you have plants in your tank then you need fertilizer as well. They might do fine for a little bit without any but sooner or later they will need it. Best to fertilize from day one with plants.
Ok thanks. I think I"ll get some seachem flourish. I've had a few people on here tell me I should get that.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:01 PM   #4
 
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Ok thanks. I think I"ll get some seachem flourish. I've had a few people on here tell me I should get that.
Yes Flourish Comprehensive is a good fertilizer lots of ppl use it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:32 PM   #5
 
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+1 on the flourish. I use it once a week myself.

As for the filter I used to add longer tubes, now I don't. Frankly I don't see too much of a difference performance-wise.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:20 PM   #6
 
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I am also using Flourish Comprehensive fertilizer for my plants, so I know that this is one of the best fertilizer for plants. These days, there are many growers use this.
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