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Noobie fert question

RudeDogg1

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Be gentle im new to keeping aquatic plants lol

If I use the Tropica liquid ferts do I need to add anything else to the water collum apart from CO2 which ill be injecting?

Im going to be using tropica substrate capped with sand and im going to pop in a few plant tabs to give them a good start.
 
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RudeDogg1 said:
Be gentle im new to keeping aquatic plants lol

If I use the Tropica liquid ferts do I need to add anything else to the water collum apart from CO2 which ill be injecting?

Im going to be using tropica substrate capped with sand and im going to pop in a few plant tabs to give them a good start.


Hi

if your dosing Tropica Niturtion only you will need some NPK as this fertz does not contain any, you would be better dosing Tropica Niturtion + as this contains NPK and you will require some liquid carbon as well as your Co2.

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why liquid carbon as well as your Co2. i know you can use both but thought with gas co2 liquid carbon was unnecessary
 
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I dose both and this is my result.

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Ive got + but arnt u ment to only use that till its fully stocked with fish? Thats what it says on the instructions anyway then u swop for the normal tropica one. Whats NPK? lol
 
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Ive got + but arnt u ment to only use that till its fully stocked with fish? Thats what it says on the instructions anyway then u swop for the normal tropica one. Whats NPK? lol

Forget the stocking - if you have living plants within the water column - you need to add fertz. If you have the tropica + thats good all in one solutions and NPk = N - Nitrogen, P - phosphorus and K - Potassium

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I think you misunder stood me on the instructions for the plant nutrition + instructions it says its for aquariums with few fish so there is not enough n & p created by fish poop ect. And you use the normal tropica nutrition for a fully stocked one if that makes any sence
 
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Hi

trust me - you need to add tropica + as there will not be sufficient fish waste. Have a look through other fertz threads and you will find that other members are dosing Tropica + with reasonable / semi heavy fish stocks and heavy planted tanks. have a read at John thread especially the fertz dosing. viewtopic.php?f=35&t=1253&start=50#p62640

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if your dosing easycarb you need to do it every day only last 12hours in the tank its not 100% necessary if you have stable gas injection. in some peoples opinion its not good for some plants and critters, there's a few articles on here discussing it .
 

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