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Old 03-27-2006, 09:12 PM   #1
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Help w/ Fertilizers

So I wanted to get a list of ferts to buy for my new 50gal.
lighting is 2 CF 64watt 6700k
Pressurized 24hr CO2 injection
Eco-Complete Planted Tank Substrate
I don't have all the plants yet but they will all be medium-high light.
Your suggestions are wanted. Mill Gracias
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:39 PM   #2
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Buy from gregwatson.com
I wouldn't recommend going with the Flourish line of fertz for the tank you are working with. Dry will last you a lot longer.

The basics are going to be:
Potassium Nitrate
Mono Potassium Phosphate
Potassium Sulfate
Plantex CSMB

Malkore's sticky on fertz is a good place for a lot of info on the topic.
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Ok ok...
so i read the fert sticky, and i think i got the basics covered. I printed it out and highlighted it lol I feel like I'm in school :P
Anyway... I think I would like to go with PMDD.
so here is my shopping list off Gregwatson.com:
1 Potassium Nitrate 1 lb.
1 CSM+B Plantex 1 lb
1 Potassium Sulfate 1 lb.

The only two nutrients I am missing are Iron and Phosphates, correct? I couldn't find any on the site though. I don't want to use fleet enema, because that seems a little impure, not to mention my father calls my horse, fleet, fleet enema the money enema haha. I can't imagine what he would say if i bought it lol, but do any of you have a link to were i could buy these two ferts?

Also, I read about mixing solutions, but it just went in one ear and out the other. Is there anyway some one could give me like a recipe? Just how many grams or tsp/tbls of each nutrient to water. TIA

EDIT:
i found phosphate lol
updated shopping cart:
1 Potassium Nitrate 1 lb.
1 CSM+B Plantex 1 lb
1 Potassium Sulfate 1 lb.
1 Mono Potassium Phosphate 1 lb.
wow only $16.35

still looking for an iron supplement and reciepe...
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Old 03-28-2006, 12:27 AM   #4
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Chuck's Planted Aquarium Calculator is great for determining how to mix and dose your dry ferts.
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