liquid fertilizer vs root tabs

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Yes you should use both, depending on what plants you have. I think it would cover whatever nutrients the other is missing, than if you only used one or the other.


 
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I have a couple that are attached on driftwood so I should probably get both then. any recommendations on the liquid ones?
 

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Plants attached to driftwood will benefit mostly from the liquid ferts IMO. Read labels - you want the product to contain trace elements or micro-nutrients.

I use Nutrafin Plant Gro, which is a Canadian product.
 

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KarenLM said:
Plants attached to driftwood will benefit mostly from the liquid ferts IMO. Read labels - you want the product to contain trace elements or micro-nutrients.

I use Nutrafin Plant Gro, which is a Canadian product.
She's in the US, San Diego


 
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Is API leaf zone any good? There's also apI liquid co2.


 

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Flourish comp is more complete than leaf zone though. Leaf zone only contains iron and potassium.


 
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well those are the two products I have access to.
 

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If those are the only two products you have available, I would get them. They still work very well, although flourish and excel work better IMO. They are still good.


 

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I know some Petcos carry Fluorish, seen it around here.


 
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yeah, I was at my store and we only had those two. maybe one of the bigger petco's will have it.
 

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kidster9700 said:
yeah, I was at my store and we only had those two. maybe one of the bigger petco's will have it.
Didn't you say your Petco was one of the bigger ones?


 

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kidster9700 said:
nope my petco is very very small hahaha
Sounds kind of like the one in Cypress that I been to... Their aquatics section is very very small.


 

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The Seachem Flourish line of fertilizers is your best bet when getting started. The products work well and can be used together with other Seachem products like Prime. Here is a link that explains the various fertilizer products....

Seachem Fertilizers And What They Do | Plant Fertilizers 180151

For starters you probably only need Flourish Comprehensive. The Excel (liquid CO2 substitute) may help a little but isn't "needed" if you only have a few plants and are just getting started.

Also, I wouldn't buy anything locally. Local places mark things up at ridiculous prices. You will pay double on most products. Figure out all the stuff you need and order from places like amazon and ebay are way cheaper. You save on shipping if you order stuff together. Figure out what fertilizers, fish food, water treatments chemicals, filter media, etc you will need in the next few months and place one order.

Also here is a link to my article on getting started with low light planted tank...

How To Set Up a Low Light , Low Tech Planted Tank

It should get you started on the basics, be sure to read all the links in there too.
 

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