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Old 01-30-2022, 09:53 PM   #1
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CRS and ferts

Hey all,

I am in the process of setting up/re-scaping a crystal red tank and was wondering whether to use ferts in my tank. Specifically, is there any issue with using root tabs and/or Flourish Excel?

I'm re-scaping because of a MASSIVE problem with hair algae that i've been having. Been thinking that maybe better plant growth will cut that back a bit. Also, any light recommendations for plant growth? My current light isn't great and I really want to throw it out and get a new one

Plants I'm thinking about are as follows:
(made sure to not include plants with CO2 requirement)
Dwarf Sagittaria
Giant Baby Tears
Red root floaters
Anubias nana
Dwarf hairgrass

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You aware that excel isnt fertiliser. Its a mild algaecide that helps keeps leafs a little cleaner enabling them to better take up CO2 from the water.
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Sorry, meant just regular Flourish. I apologize for the confusion.
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Im no shrimp expert, but found this thread.

https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forum...mp-277269.html
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Thanks for the thread link. Checked it out and it seems really helpful.
Any recommendations on good lights for plants?
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