Fertilizer in 5.5 low light bare bottom

Discussion in 'Plant Fertilizers' started by s hawk, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. s hawkWell Known MemberMember

    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

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

  3. OP
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    s hawkWell Known MemberMember

    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

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    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. OP
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    s hawkWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks yeab knew anubias are slow growers.
     






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