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Old 07-09-2013, 04:31 AM   #1
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Do I need liquid fertilizers with root feeders?

I bought a bunch of liquid fertilizers a while back when I was loading up my tank with plants. A cichlid that I bought destroyed most of the plants, and I am now left with 5 amazon swords.

I placed root tabs with them, and dose excel every other day @ 1.5x recommended dosage (used to dose recommended daily). They've recovered pretty well from the cichlid damage and are slowly returning to their former size.

I still have the bottles of seachem's comprehensive, potassium, and iron. Would I see any benefit from adding those since my swords are root feeders?
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They will absorb some nutrients from the water but mostly it will be via their roots. I'm afraid using your liquid ferts will just feed algae.
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I suspected as much, thanks for clearing that up. That would also explain the small bits of green spot algae I was seeing before I upgraded the tank, and after I removed a lot of anubias/roseafolia/java fern.
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