Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-14-2004, 06:04 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Posts: 194
Send a message via AIM to Raimeiken
what liquid fertilizers should i buy?

I just got my plants and now i'm gonna buy the ferts. I was looking at AZgardens.com and they have the Seachem and Kent ferts. Which brand should i buy and what kind should i buy?

Will i need the iron? because i have flourite as my substrate.
__________________

__________________
Raimeiken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2004, 06:38 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 346
Send a message via AIM to LAGlocker Send a message via Yahoo to LAGlocker
Well I know I told you before, but I like to use both brands actually. I use seachem flourish and flourish excel, and use kent grow, and their other fertz like k,phos, nitro+, fe, micro..ect.
__________________

__________________
LAGlocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2004, 06:53 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Posts: 194
Send a message via AIM to Raimeiken
should i buy the iron?
__________________
Raimeiken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2004, 06:55 PM   #4
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
How much light do you have on the tank? Normally the answer is yes you should buy the iron. Also you can get the Seachem products much cheaper at www.petsolutions.com
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2004, 06:58 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 346
Send a message via AIM to LAGlocker Send a message via Yahoo to LAGlocker
Listen to Rex he knows what he is talking about.
__________________
LAGlocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2004, 10:38 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 210
I started out using Seachem products because they are cheaper than the Kent products at my LFS. At the moment I am using a combo of both: Seachem trace & iron and Kent grow. When I run out of Seachem I am going to change over to Kent. Iron is one of the most important trace elements, so I would use it if your plant leaves became yellow & glassy.
__________________
A dog has lots of freinds because he wags his tail and not his tongue.
trenac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2004, 11:31 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Posts: 194
Send a message via AIM to Raimeiken
I've decided to go with KENT. Do i need all of these?

Kent Botanica Phos+
Kent Botanica Nitro+
Kent Botanica FE
Kent Botanica Formula K
Kent Botanica Grow
Pro Plant

am i missing anything?
__________________
Raimeiken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2004, 12:37 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 210
Yes, on grow its a general fert andFormula k for potassium.

Maybe on Botanica Nitro,Phos+ depends on the levels in your tank. I would test for these first then if low add minute amounts until you get the levels where needed. Be careful these can cause algae outbreaks if over used.

More than likely on Botanica FE. You usually have no traces of iron in the beginning. I would also test for this on daily basis until you get the levels up.

No, on Pro plant it also contains nitrogen.

I would get Botanica Micro for your trace elements.
__________________
A dog has lots of freinds because he wags his tail and not his tongue.
trenac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2004, 01:57 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Posts: 194
Send a message via AIM to Raimeiken
too bad i don't have any of the test kits, except for ph, gh, kh, ammonia and nitrates. How do you test the iron in the water? i thought the iron test kits are crap.
__________________
Raimeiken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2004, 02:51 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 210
I have heard that iron test are no good also, I think it depends on the brand you use. The one I use is by Seachem which I have found accurate and reliable in IMO. I also have one by Red Sea which I would not recommend because it will never register any iron. I did a side by side test with both kits and the Seachem register and the Red Sea did not.
__________________
A dog has lots of freinds because he wags his tail and not his tongue.
trenac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2004, 09:54 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Posts: 194
Send a message via AIM to Raimeiken
Do you guys add phos and Nitro in your planted tank? Are they important, because i'm going to buy my ferts online now. I'm going to buy the Kent grow, iron, K. BTW what's the TRACE for? do i need that stuff too?
__________________
Raimeiken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2004, 11:20 PM   #12
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Read my FAQ. It's covered pretty well there.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2004, 02:01 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NY
Posts: 197
Send a message via AIM to kagentx
i've always thought Tropic Master Growth was the best according to thekrib.com, btw how's arizona aquatic gardens? i'm planning to order plants and shrimps from them soon. Is the shipping expensive?
__________________
kagentx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2004, 05:02 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Posts: 194
Send a message via AIM to Raimeiken
they didn't charge me for the fed ex 3 day shipping, only the $5 for the box. Probably because i live here in AZ. That plants were great, but the baby tear's i got were covered with that brown hairy algea stuff. PLus i saw like 2 snails in the plants i ordered. Try aquariumplants.com they give you lots of free plants when you order. I bro just got his order there and the plants look great plus the free ones
__________________
Raimeiken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2004, 05:14 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Posts: 194
Send a message via AIM to Raimeiken
Yeah i just saw the Tropica Master grow on Bigalsonline.com, so which should i buy, kent Botanica grow, or the Tropica master grow? The kent grow is 8.7 oz for $5.39 and the tropica is 100ml for 4.99. I don't know which one is more.
__________________
Raimeiken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2004, 10:10 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: NY
Posts: 197
Send a message via AIM to kagentx
i've read from www.thekrib.com and saw many great feedbacks for it

http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/Fertil...pica-fert.html

check it for yourself
__________________
kagentx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2004, 10:54 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: IA
Posts: 86
DIY PMDD is THE best, you need lighting, CO2 (DIY works well) and pmdd(search) I have leaves that grow inches in 24 hrs, pearling-like7-up!
__________________

__________________
gone fishin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fert, fertilizer, fertilizers

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are Liquid Pond Plant Fertilizers Good In Tanks? colematthewmalaka Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 5 05-09-2009 10:06 PM
Fertilizers? partypalooza5 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 04-04-2009 10:55 PM
Help w/ Fertilizers Japola44 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 03-27-2006 11:27 PM
Fertilizers? Glassman67 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 1 10-31-2004 03:20 PM
What fertilizers do I need? Endgame319 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 8 03-25-2004 11:18 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.