Fertilizer in 5.5 low light bare bottom

  1. s hawk Well Known Member Member

    I have a 5.5 gallon tank with the finnex stingray clip light (4 watts). I am pushing limits of stocking capacity (so water has nutrients from fish in it). I have two anubias right now (nana and petco assorted). There is slow but noticeable growth over a week or so period. Have minor algae on glass. I don't remove it until it becomes a visual problem. Also my watt per glass is about 0.72. Which is a little low. Not planning on getting any more plants besides maybe some water wisteria. My question becomes can/should I use some sort of fertilizer. On requirement is that it's under $10 and easy to use.
  2. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, and since you have Anubias, they'd benefit from a liquid fert. Seachem Flourish, Nilocg's Thrive, etc. would be fine.

  3. s hawk Well Known Member Member

    Looked into flourish. But next time in a pet store I will look. Two questions. First about how noticeable would using a fertilizer be in terms of growth. Secondly, let's say I get flourish and while I can measure out in 0.25ml increments how careful do you have to be on dosage.
  4. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    You won't notice a whole lot of growth (Anubias are slow growers), though this will help prevent deficiencies in micro nutrients.

    I'd try to be as accurate as possible. You can probably find a small syringe at a drug store.

  5. s hawk Well Known Member Member

    Thanks yeab knew anubias are slow growers.