ADA VS SEACHEM FERTS

zozo

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It also kinda turns an aquarium corner into an expensive and intriguing looking CK barber shop... :)
Loads of people with loads of cash are very susceptible to that too... :cool:

 

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@Fred13 you could always make your own liquid ferts using dry salts. As others have said, an ion is an ion, irrespective of whether its package d by Seachem or ADA or co es from a sachet of dry powder.

@Zeus. will the v1.9 of the dosing calculator allow for clone of ADA ferts?
 

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I think those beautiful bottles add to the enjoyment of dosing. ;) Besides, many people can definitely pay for the hobby and as you guys know, the salty water people pay like crazy. Some of their products are hideous!

I do agree about DIY etc and I was the first one in Australia to sell a all-in-one fert for aquariums, after seeing ridiculous prices elsewhere by many other companies. Seachem were still doing their silly little bottles with useless ferts and no nitrogen!

The time needed to learn how to fert properly is money to some people. Besides some will only remain in the hobby for 2 years or so. I think they deserve beautiful bottles, aquariums, glassware and the whole lot; especially if they are happy to pay. They don't need to mix chemicals or browse through 100 page documents on how to mix your own ferts. :)
 

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Seachem were still doing their silly little bottles with useless ferts and no nitrogen!
I will disagree on this one - Seachem is very up to date on planted tank husbandry and have tried to educate distributors and retailers ...

I’m surprised and (very) disappointed that their Aqua Vitro line for planted tanks was pretty much a gigantic loss for Seachem R&D (more concentrated versions of the separate elements and macro/micro for aquatic plants, also some of the phytochemicals (which have shown useful in independent studies) etc, a water conditioner specifically for planted tanks (similar to Prime but reducing Na in favour of K))
 

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I will disagree on this one
Sorry I was talking about 2015. I am sure they have caught up. Also my viewpoint is from the Australian side. We don't have all the distributors etc.

Btw for the record, the only ada I have ever used is their soil, cabinet (I got on sale), and fert sticks (given to me by someone!).

Prime is absolute king and I use prime and safe every day.

I think each person needs to decide which products that fit their philosphy best. There is no single product for every one and every situation.

For example imagine using ADA liquid ferts for a 5000L tank vs 50L nano?
 

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Aqua Vitro was out in 2015 - it just wasn’t well received
no idea why - only local shop that carried the complete line was the Marine Specialist shop that carried a few Freshwater products as well (they do import directly from Seachem)


ADA liquid fertilizers for a 5000L tank
Hell No!
Unless ADA is supporting my (completely unlikely) 5000L planted aquarium venture o_O
:lol:
 

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