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Boredomb 09-13-2011 07:56 PM

Dry fertilizers for a 29 gallon?
 
I am in the process if turning my 29 gallon tank into somewhat high tech tank. I just about have everything for my DIY Co2. I will be ordering my lights next week. So I was thinking about dosing dry fertilizers as well. Can someone point me in the right direction as to what to get and how to do it. I have read some dosing charts online but depending on what site you go to those vary a little. I am just thinking dry would be cheaper in the long run. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks

Christople 09-13-2011 09:28 PM

Try and google it... sorry for not that much of help but I also am looking into it

Christople 09-13-2011 09:32 PM

and seachem has some liquid individual ferts. i.e. iron, phosphate, and so on

Boredomb 09-13-2011 09:57 PM

Thanks Christople some help is better then no help.

Christople 09-13-2011 10:01 PM

You can call me chris... and your welcome. glad I could do the little I could

Mikaila31 09-13-2011 10:30 PM

Its fairly easy to use dry fertilizers. Doing a full line of liquid fertilizers is VERY expensive in the long run on a tank with a high nutrient consumption. Dry fertilizers are only really dry if you use them dry. You can certainly mix them up as solutions no different to liquid fertilizers. As far as how much to dose it depends a little. I would start will just a standard regime that you can find on any planted site. Something like the Estimative index or similar. Then kinda factor in any nutrient parameters that you know, like nitrate. You are free to modify the regime as you see fit as long as you dose traces and macros on different days generally. If your using a standard regime and you get algae or deficiencies don't be afraid to change the amount of certain fertilizers you add. No two water sources are the same, so think of the starting regime as more of mere guidelines. Just take changes slow. I would recommend aquariumfertilzers.com, thats were I get mine and is one of the cheaper places AFAIK.

Boredomb 09-13-2011 10:49 PM

Mikaila will these work to start with.
Micro & Macro | Aquarium Fertilizer | Green Leaf Aquariums

What are trace? Is that like trace element something flourish trace?

Mikaila31 09-13-2011 11:21 PM

CSM+B is a trace or micro fertilizer. That package deal will work though weather its a good deal or not I can't say. They certainly give you a pound of the cheaper fertilizers and only a half pound of the more expensive ones ;-) .

Christople 09-13-2011 11:25 PM

trace is small amounts

Boredomb 09-13-2011 11:37 PM

You say that package "will work" though reading the post I almost take it as yeah it will work but..... like there is something missing. I looked at the ferts at aquariumfertilizer.com and those seem to be cheaper but which ones do I actually need to get. Does all that just depend on the plant you have and the water you are using? What I am asking is which ones do I start with? Those in that package are the ones I was under the impression to use. Sorry its just about clear as mud to me at the moment.


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