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DIY Ferts? who's done it?

Keys_Tanks

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Hi All,
I am looking at creating some home made ferts for my low tech tanks 2 30cm cubes. today I just ran out of tropica specialised.

As for my larger high tech tanks I just use the standard Ei mix but with higher phosphates. and I was thinking if some of you great people might have the special formula for some low tech tanks .

I have had some good results with my low techs on tropica but it is sooo expensive for such a small bottle.

every week I only give it 2 squirts one on Sunday (WCday) and another on Thursday.

all the help is greatly appreciated!

Cheers

Josh


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Keys_Tanks

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Can you just not you a small dose of your EI ferts?
Hi Nick,

that was my alternative thoughts but I was unsure if the ei ferts would be still too high in concentration in other factors of nutrients. even when reducing the amount.

Also I would like to just simply have a pump bottle that I can pick up and use one squirt and I'm sorted so to speak.


Thanks

Josh

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dw1305

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Hi all,
@GHNelson's suggestion. I used to make up my own mixes, but more recently I've been using <"commercial terrestrial plant mixes">, rather than <"aquarium ones">.
I was thinking if some of you great people might have the special formula for some low tech tanks
<"Solufeed 2 : 1 : 4">? or you can make up your <"own bespoke mix from scratch">. This is what @Happi does, and this allows them to customise their mixes.
that was my alternative thoughts but I was unsure if the ei ferts would be still too high in concentration in other factors of nutrients. even when reducing the amount.
You can always use the <"Duckweed Index">, where you use the <"leaf colour and health of a floating plant"> as an indication of when to add nutrients.

cheers Darrel
 
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