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chrisbcrunch2008 09-10-2007 04:20 PM

Help please asap on nuetrients for plants
 
Hi do I need all this for my planted tank below, my tank is 55g,4x65w current usa dual sattilite power compact lights, flourite substrate,emperor 400 filter. I already have excel.
SEACHEM FLOURISH IRON,POSTASSIUM,PHOSPHATE,NITROGEN,TRACE?

fish_4_all 09-10-2007 04:27 PM

Pick up some Epson salts for magnesium.

CLICK HERE and download the calculator for dosing the nutriets. It is a priceless tool for calculating how much you need to dose and how to make you get the right amounts.

Also, a key things that many forget is DO NOT dose phosphates with your iron/trace fertilizers. The iron can precipitate out and become useless to the plants. I have actually watched this happen in my tanks when I didn't know better.

I think you have the bases covers with the magnesium but with that high of light as I have stated before you will need CO2 sooner or later or a good source for Flourish Excel.


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