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post #1 of 6 Old 09-04-2011, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Flourish Comprehenisve Supplement

I think I found the right stuff that everyone has been talking about. The directions say to use 1 capful (5ml) for 60 gallons. I have a 50 gallon. Would using 3 ml be about the right amount I need to use? My light is low light so I am thinking 1 dose each week?

Also, I was reading the back and saw it had chlorine in it. I thought Chlorine was bad and was why we use chemicals to take out the chlorine from the tap water?

Another question too....will this help the plants in the substrate as well or are tablets needed? I do have Flourish substrate though.

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-05-2011, 11:40 AM
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I worked out the amount in ml and it equates to 2.5 ml for 30 gallons. A half teaspoon is 2.5 ml, a teaspoon is 5 ml (60g), so in your case it would be close enough to dose 1 teaspoon for 50g. I always round it up and have never had a problem. I use one of those plastic kitchen measuring spoon sets solely for aquarium use; they are very handy for this as well as medications and even feeding flake or dried foods.

Once or twice a week depends upon other sources of nutrients (tap water, fish foods, number and type of fish) along with the number and type of plants and the light. As you also have Flourite substrate, once weekly should suffice depending upon plants.

You should not need substrate fertilizers (tablets/sticks) with an enriched substrate and Flourish liquid. And in my experience, Flourish Comp is still needed even with Flourite substrate (my 70g has this).

Chlorine is one of 17 nutrients required by plants. The nice thing about Flourish Comp is that the nutrients are balanced in the correct proportion for the needs of aquatic plants, so nothing is in excess. And even with twice weekly doses, it is impossible to have any issues with the minerals in Flourish.

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I worked out the amount in ml and it equates to 2.5 ml for 30 gallons. A half teaspoon is 2.5 ml, a teaspoon is 5 ml (60g), so in your case it would be close enough to dose 1 teaspoon for 50g. I always round it up and have never had a problem. I use one of those plastic kitchen measuring spoon sets solely for aquarium use; they are very handy for this as well as medications and even feeding flake or dried foods.

Once or twice a week depends upon other sources of nutrients (tap water, fish foods, number and type of fish) along with the number and type of plants and the light. As you also have Flourite substrate, once weekly should suffice depending upon plants.

You should not need substrate fertilizers (tablets/sticks) with an enriched substrate and Flourish liquid. And in my experience, Flourish Comp is still needed even with Flourite substrate (my 70g has this).

Chlorine is one of 17 nutrients required by plants. The nice thing about Flourish Comp is that the nutrients are balanced in the correct proportion for the needs of aquatic plants, so nothing is in excess. And even with twice weekly doses, it is impossible to have any issues with the minerals in Flourish.

Byron.
Thanks a whole bunch Byron. I will get me a cheap measuring spoon set just for my aquarium use today and apply my first dose of Flourish
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Only thing I would add is that if water conditioner used, say's it removes or detoxify's metal's,(many do) I would add the flourish (contain's Iron for plant's),the day after water change.
Iron is much needed nutrient, and if conditioner does indeed detoxify metal's for extended period (usually hours), I would add the Flourish which contains considerable amount of iron that plant's need, after 24 hours.
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Only thing I would add is that if water conditioner used, say's it removes or detoxify's metal's,(many do) I would add the flourish (contain's Iron for plant's),the day after water change.
Iron is much needed nutrient, and if conditioner does indeed detoxify metal's for extended period (usually hours), I would add the Flourish which contains considerable amount of iron that plant's need, after 24 hours.
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That make sperfect since to me. Thanks for the info!
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-06-2011, 09:40 AM
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Yes, 1077 is correct. Seachem themselves confirmed this to me. I had neglected to mention this previously.

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