Alright guys you are all right. Liquid ferts are getting expensive. Excel I can handle but flourish and tetra flora pride are running high. For root tabs I'm using Peabody paradise RuTabs, boost tabs, and osmocote tabs, monthly. So for dry ferts, I would like for anyone to direct me to exactly what I need to buy, how much, and how much to dose. I'm completely new at this still and am rather lost. Feel free to PM me as well! Tank is 55g with 110 watts of 6500k light CFL. Plants are wisteria, Water sprite, Amazon sword, Java Fern, cabomba, and a little bit of Java Moss. Will I still need root tabs with dry ferts? I would like to just pour directly into the tank as well. Much appreciation to anyone!