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aklick 09-10-2012 08:30 PM

fertilizers?
 
How do I know if I need fertilizers for my planted tank?

Also:

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"?

Boredomb 09-10-2012 09:16 PM

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.

aklick 09-10-2012 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boredomb (Post 1238374)
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.

Boredomb 09-10-2012 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aklick (Post 1238386)
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.

beetlebz 09-11-2012 11:32 PM

+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.

corwinlame 09-16-2012 11:20 PM

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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