Dazed and confused by fertiliser choices

Nefersmum

I've read the 'stickey' posts at the top and I'm still unclear on the best way forward.

90l freshwater occupied by 2 x wc minnows and planted with (mainly) anubis

My plants are just not thriving at all. I was advised to increase the period I had the light on for so I'm now running on a timer. I was also recommended to use a fertiliser but I'm really not sure what is best to use. My first instinct was to head for a seacham product as I already use Prime with water changes but having read the posts above I'm dubious it will give what we need.



My plants are looking 'sickly' and lacking any growth. I'd know what to do with landlocked plants (can't beat a feed with tomato fertiliser).

I'm reluctant to make an expensive mistake so I really would be grateful for recommendations.
 

TWiG87

IME Anubias is a relatively low light plant and does better under subdued lighting. A quality all in one liquid fertilizer will definitely help. I use Niloc Thrive ‘C’ for my low tech planted tank and it works great. Make sure you didn’t bury the rhizome of your anubias.
 

jmaldo

I'm reluctant to make an expensive mistake so I really would be grateful for recommendations.

Bravo! Doing research, asking the right questions.
"Dazed and Confused"
Exactly how I felt in the beginning of my "Underwater Gardening" journey.
Seachem has good ferts, but... you'll need to buy 3-4 different bottles ,$$'s and then the dosing schedule can get tedious.
Have to agree and recommend an all in one fert. Nilocg.



Good Luck!

Learning all the Time.
 

-Mak-

Increasing the photoperiod won't make up for inadequate intensity, will just lead to algae, but lighting probably isn't your problem
Can you attach pictures of your tank and problematic plants? What do you have besides Anubias?
 

Nefersmum

Here's the picture. I have done a good amount of work since the picture was taken to combat and remove the brown algae so it does look a little better than it does here at least in that respect.


Incidentally I don't seem able to find Nilocg here in the UK.
IMG_20200412_195457.jpg
 

-Mak-

Here's the picture. I have done a good amount of work since the picture was taken to combat and remove the brown algae so it does look a little better than it does here at least in that respect.


Incidentally I don't seem able to find Nilocg here in the UK.
IMG_20200412_195457.jpg
Since you're in the UK, try Aquascaper liquid plant food or Tropica Specialised
 

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