06-18-2013, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mgkdad
thanks Byron for the help, I have the micro swords in the tank now and I did a 50% water change Friday and I dosed with flourish comp sat and I did a 1/2 tsp dosing today then I plan on doing a water change Friday. Do you think that is a ok schedule or do I need to try another way, my three anubias plants are doing great so far two of them are sprouting new leaves and I have a dwarf lily in the tank that I got from my lfs but its not doing to good and I think its because the difference between the lfs tank and mine I also had hornwort in the tank from the same fish store and in turned black so I took it out. I'm starting to think that every plant I get from there is gonna die, oh and I got a java fern from them to and it was kinda beat up to I hope it will live. They had the java fern planted and I just put a weight on the bottom and im letting it rest on top of the gravel.
How often one needs to add fertilizer depends upon the specific aquarium, as each is slightly different biologically. In a new tank, I usually start with twice a week doses of flourish Comprehensive, the first a day following a water change, the second 3 days after that. I do this for a week or two, then cut back to once (the day following the WC). If the plants seem to be doing fine, and algae is not a nuisance, continue. Adjust accordingly. Less is always better than overdosing, as the latter is almost guaranteed to cause problems.