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yippee 06-08-2009 12:37 AM

Liquid Ferts?
 
Which liquid ferts are you using? What do you suggest? Ups? Downs?

I know i need a comprehensive fert.

I have heard good about API Leaf Zone and Seachem flourish. WHich is better?

Thanks a ton!

SinCrisis 06-08-2009 11:47 AM

never used leafzone but i use flourish and its really good. I would definitely recommend it.

yippee 06-08-2009 12:25 PM

thanks for the help. So far that seems to be the general consensus. Anybody else have experiences?

I noticed the flourish is a odd brown color with an odd smell. Will that make the water look/smell odd?

SinCrisis 06-08-2009 02:57 PM

i cant tell in mine, i got driftwood so my waters tea colored. I dont think it will though since the dosage is pretty small.

aunt kymmie 06-08-2009 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yippee (Post 202651)
thanks for the help. So far that seems to be the general consensus. Anybody else have experiences?

I noticed the flourish is a odd brown color with an odd smell. Will that make the water look/smell odd?

I also use Flourish and it does not color my water or make it smell odd in the least. It's a good product that works. :-)

yippee 06-08-2009 04:43 PM

What size tanks do you use it in?

Just wanted to verify it didnt alter the water. I will be picking some up tonight.

Is it okay to use with shrimp?

SinCrisis 06-08-2009 10:17 PM

i got a 46 gallon tank. as for shrimp iono, probably ok.

Tyyrlym 06-09-2009 10:14 AM

I use Flourish fertilizer and Flourish Excel for carbon on my 6 gallon Eclipse. My java fern is doing good with excellent color and my crypt is growing like a weed. With the amount of fertilizer you add and the regularity of it I've never had an issue with water color or smell.

yippee 06-09-2009 11:54 AM

What is this Flourish Excel? I will go google it here in a minute, but should i get some? Right now I am keeping pretty basic plants. Just trying to figure out what the added bonus of excel is to determine if and when i should get it.

Tyyrlym 06-10-2009 06:47 AM

Flourish is a fertilizer, Flourish Excel is a carbon supplement. The tank I use them in is only 6 gallons and also at my office. A full on CO2 injection system would be both overkill and an unsightly mess in my office. Excel supplies the plants with the carbon they need but in a liquid form that's easy to dose.


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