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Old 02-11-2013, 04:45 PM   #11
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1) If you're relying on Flourish for more than just micronutrients, I would seriously consider looking at dry ferts. If normally stocked tank can't supply all the N and P you need, then having to dose Flourish to keep up is a costly proposition.

2) CO2 is by far the best investment you can make in a planted tank, more so than lights. Its what separate the major leagues from everyone else except for Rivercats.
I looked at the cost of the two side by side and if you order the liquid ferts in 500ml + containers the difference isn't too bad. Its roughly 30Ę a day for liquid and 23Ę a day for dry based on the prices that I could buy some dry ferts at and the price I paid for the liquid ferts. The 30Ę includes excel and adds up to about 102 $ a year.
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I ran the numbers before too and got pennies on the dollar. If you're dosing according to a dry fert regimen and dosing accordion to Seachems recommendations, then you're probably dosing a LOT more in the dry fert regimen than with Seachem.
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Interesting to hear about the fert dosing. I need to get a system set up for my tanks. I'm currently just using excel and comprehensive with root tabs and pressurized co2.
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Interesting to hear about the fert dosing. I need to get a system set up for my tanks. I'm currently just using excel and comprehensive with root tabs and pressurized co2.
Why excel and co2?
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Originally just doing excel. Had a little algae problem so I've been using to spot treat lately.
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