I'm lost - Page 3 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 10Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 23 Old 09-09-2013, 12:36 PM
Member
 
Chesh's Avatar
 
I've been using only Flourish Comprehensive and root tabs for well over a year now, and have several well-planted low-tech tanks as a result! My PetSmart carries both, but if you can't find it locally Amazon carries them as well. I also have three little African Dwarf Frogs - again, for over a year now. They really appreciate their planted tank, and have never shown any signs of having issues with the ferts!

As BDM said, it's a company - they're going to try to up-sell their products!

You *could* put additional ferts into your system, but they aren't necessary in your situation. With any planted tank, a balance has to be found between Co2 (naturally occurring in a low tech tank), lighting, and fertilizers - this way the plants will be able to grow as well as they are able, given the light they have - and uptake ALL of the nutrients provided by the ferts/fish. We've all found a good balance with Flourish Comp, root tabs, and lower lighting. Unless you have high light, and are adding Co2 (high tech tank) you'll likely cause more harm than good by adding more ferts than the plants can consume - anything left over after the plants are done for the day feeds algae. . . and is a waste of money!

Hope this helps!
^.^
Boredomb likes this.

Last edited by Chesh; 09-09-2013 at 12:43 PM. Reason: >.<
Chesh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 23 Old 09-13-2013, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Vpaw's Avatar
 
I got the root tabs and fert. In the mail today! I put 2 tabs in the tank, by my bug root plants, and added a little fertilizer. Although the liquid fert. Seemed like it was previously opened... Ok.. Just wasn't sealed and the cap was loose.


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
Chesh likes this.

With my first girl.
Vpaw is offline  
post #23 of 23 Old 09-14-2013, 08:18 AM
Member
 
Chesh's Avatar
 
I don't like the 'wasn't sealed and the cap was loose part! Whaaaa?!?
Glad you got the ferts going, though!
Chesh is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I'm Lost pinoyman Tropical Fish Diseases 6 06-20-2013 10:12 PM
I am Lost, PLEASE HELP hunterg17 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 41 03-02-2013 06:05 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome