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Adding trace elements to freshwater tapwater

DogTailRed2

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Do you do it and is it necessary?
Does it promote better fish colours and health?
Specifically talking about this product (Seachem - Fresh Trace) but interested in any other products people use?
 

dw1305

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Hi all,
Do you do it
No.
and is it necessary?
No. Fish just need a <"balanced diet">, if you give them good quality mix of flake or pellets (I buy mine from <"TA Aquaculture">), <"Fluval Bugbites"> and some live or frozen food. I use a lot of live food and vegetables <"like Red Pepper"> and Cucumber for vegetarian fish.

Your plant fertiliser will supply nearly all the micro-elements that fish need and for the ones it doesn't (iodine (I)) a balanced diet will.

Specifically talking about this product (Seachem - Fresh Trace)
Another <"Seachem classic unfortunately">, it won't do any harm, but it is mainly the world's most expensive calcium chloride (CaCl2.6H2O)

Seachem_trace.jpg


cheers Darrel
 
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