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which is better in your OPINION to use from the major brands kent seachem api etc etc
nobody seems to match what seachem has in florusih as far as being as comprehenhisve as it can, only thing i found was x2 products of kent that would do what that does. yes they are cheper but together it it is about the same as a bottle of flourish.
Ingredents for Kent Marine Pro Series Pro Plant Freshwater Plant Growth Accelerator
Total nitrogen (N) 1.0% - 1.0% Nitrate nitrogen, Magnesium (Mg) 0.05% - 0.05% water soluble magnesium (Mg), Sulfur (S) 0.06% - 0.06% combined sulfur, Boron (B) 0.0002%.
Derived from sodium nitrate, magnesium sulfate, boric acid.
Non-plant food ingredients: kelp extract 0.026%, de-ionized water 98.67%
notice there is no iron in there,
but they have another product to use in combo
Kent Marine Iron & Manganese Plant Supplement
the ingredents for this are Soluble potash (K20) 3%, iron 0.24%, manganese 0.01%, modybdenum 0.000005%, zinc 0.00014%. Non plant food ingredients: de-ionized water 96.5%. Derived from: muriate of potash, iron EDTA, manganese EDTA, zinc EDTA, sodium molybdale, cobalt chloride.
now here is flourish ingredents
Total Nitrogen 0.07%
Available Phosphate ( P2O5) 0.01%
Soluble Potash 0.37%
Calcium (Ca) 0.14%
Magnesium (Mg) 0.11%
Sulfur (S) 0.2773%
Boron (B) 0.009%
Chlorine (Cl) 1.15%
Cobalt (Co) 0.0004%
Copper (Cu) 0.0001%
Iron (Fe) 0.32%
Manganese (Mn) 0.0118%
Molybdenum (Mo) 0.0009%
Sodium (Na) 0.13%
Zinc (Zn) 0.0007%
Derived from: Potassium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Copper Sulfate, Magnesium Chloride, Ferrous Gluconate, Cobalt Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Boric Acid, Sodium Molybdate, Zinc Sulfate, Protein Hydrolysates.
i couldnt find any ingredent list for leaf zone, but just want to get a opinions from others that use either of these and why not the other. i personally use flourish just cause so many good reviews but may switch when i run out so i wanna plan ahead
I didn't find much that compared to it based on labels and recommendations.
Something I didn't really notice before, it has more chlorine than any other constituent... that likely explains the long self life.
You're going high tech right? Are you looking for one of these to use in that tank or one of the others? If it's the high tech tank then I wouldn't use either, but use dry ferts instead.
lol High tech is fun, but a lot more work. I was using dry ferts even low tech and am halfway considering stopping my CO2 for the time being. The date isn't right, but here was my tank when it was still low tech and with dry ferts dosed according to EI.
wow lol, i would of assmued dry ferts would have been too much without additional co2. i still yet to try any "high light" plants yet but im having sucess with the medium light ones so far. what type of stem plant is that in the back right? looks like some type of ambulia? btw love the red plant, that lugudia?
i use solutions prepared from dry ferts ^_^ its really just diy seachem without paying for the water
maybe break it down for me how and what use do to mix your own solution? kinda liek a tutorial of how to do it, i know thats asking alot but if you have the time ^^
I'm with aokashi. I don't feel like paying for water. I don't mix solutions though, just measure it out and dump it in the tank.
going to try those out they look sick, where do you get your solutions/know how much to use etc etc? and how precise is the measurements? like do i have to go get special stuff to get measurements with or can i go to walmart and look in the baking section for measurement stuff?
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