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Old 06-15-2020, 10:50 PM   #1
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fish food as fertilizer

Im currently doing a fishless cycle using fishfood.
I added a bunch of aquatic plants and dosed some seachem flourish comprehensive but I want to know if the fish food im adding will add enough nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to cycle the tank and feed the plants? How much food should I add to supply the plants and bacteria with enough nutrients?


15 gallon, moderately planted, medium light, diy co2 (decent amount dissolving)

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Old 06-15-2020, 10:59 PM   #2
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I wouldn't use food to fertilize unless something is eating and pooping it out where the plants live.
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ok i will source some macro nutrients for the plants and continue using the food normally for the fishless cycle.
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Good plan. Uneaten food will get funky quick. Foul up your tank, may be ok for the cycle but longterm it will cause unnecessary issues.
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