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mastermindc3pro 12-01-2009 02:47 PM

Plant Food??
 
I Just bought some API leaf zone plant food for my freshwater tank, and it doesnt tell me how often to use it. So how often should i use it to feed my plants?? Also should i expect a huge algea outbreak from using this, the guy at the store said no...but they say alot of things.

Angel079 12-01-2009 04:36 PM

That's odd should tell you on the package....

Here's what I found for ya Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Leaf Zone 16oz (473 ml) it say's Dosage: 1 teaspoon per 10 Gallons, so I'd prop start with a lower does, see how that works for your plant and then IF necessary up it to 1 teasp/10g

Hope this helps ya :-)

mastermindc3pro 12-01-2009 05:12 PM

Ok cool i did that, but how often do i use it? once a week?

jmlampert23 12-01-2009 05:19 PM

i would recommend seachems comprehensive supplament for plants. one capful weekly. works great. im sure byron will chime in and say the same thing

mastermindc3pro 12-01-2009 05:57 PM

I'm going to look into it. If you guys recommend it I'm defenetly going to check it out.

aunt kymmie 12-01-2009 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmlampert23 (Post 283498)
i would recommend seachems comprehensive supplament for plants. one capful weekly. works great. im sure byron will chime in and say the same thing

I use the same, only I use it twice a week. That and Seachem root tabs for the heavy root feeders in my tank. On the Seachem Flourish Comprehensive the instructions are one capful per 50 gl. What size is your tank?

Angel079 12-01-2009 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mastermindc3pro (Post 283496)
Ok cool i did that, but how often do i use it? once a week?

They always recommend once week, but pers I'd do half the dose and 2x week.

Kelso 12-02-2009 12:47 AM

Is there something wrong with your plants that you are using ferts?


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