20 gallon long, lush planted low light tank no Co2 injection. Eco complete for substrate. Will I need to add ferts or root tabs for crypts or other rooted plants?
Not if you have ecocomplete.20 gallon long, lush planted low light tank no Co2 injection. Eco complete for substrate. Will I need to add ferts or root tabs for crypts or other rooted plants?
Not true. Eco is inert. Only has a cec value. Plant species, plant mass, par, and stocking will determine macro and micro needs. Crypts do appreciate root tabs. But will feed through foilage as wellNot if you have ecocomplete.
So they won't turn pretty colors?
What kind of ferts and tabs do you suggest? That's good to know that they will grow those plants.
Here's a pic of the worst leaf, the 2 others aren't quite so bad, I know they propagate from the top but this looks bad I think? Thanks for the reply!Pics? I don't own Java Ferns but as far as I know those tiny brown spots on some of the leafs are actually the way the fern propagates.
Ok thank you, I'll pick up some seachem today and start from there.It's likely a combination of incorrect lighting and no ferts...
Seachem flourish would likely be a good choice for your low plant mass and low lighting (it lacks NP but again from the picture would likely work for this tank unless you add more plants)
I would consider upgrading your lighting to help the plants out, even something as simple as a 6500k cfl in a shop light clamp will do wonders
Thank you!! I've never used it, honestly I was a bit nervous about adding chemicals, obviously the fish should be ok with it.I second the flourish, if everything looks healthy and green don't try to do too much, but flourish will give you some micro nutrients.
It's not really chemicals (I mean everything is a chemical but these aren't industrial/man-made in the sense people usually think), it's more like compounds of different elements that plants naturally needThank you!! I've never used it, honestly I was a bit nervous about adding chemicals, obviously the fish should be ok with it.
Thanks for the response. I'll check it outYou can find the directions for the given product on Seachem's website.
Well that's all it says, not how often or how to add it. Mine actually says 5ml per 60 gallons and that each "line" on cap (no actual measuring device) is 1 ml so I added approximately 1/2ml?So your bottle doesn't have the directions printed on the back? The dosage is 5 mL per 50 gallons once a week, which is equivalent to 1 mL per 10 gallons.