flora-grow nutri pus?

Discussion in 'Substrates' started by mr. luke, 25 Jan 2009.

  1. mr. luke

    mr. luke Member

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    anyone ever used it?
    it was dead cheap so i got a tub for my tank :)
    just after some general info and summaries really :)
     
  2. mr. luke

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    well i have used it anyway, and the new growth is VERY healthy looking :)
    mexican oak had shot off but thats not a surprise :lol:
     
  3. Ed Seeley

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    It's not one I've heard of. Please keep us informed with your progress with it as it might help someone else.
     
  4. mr. luke

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    well it was £7 for a 4litre tub, quited for a 80cm tank, and i used the lot in my 45cm lol :p ill throw up some piccys of it if your interested
     
  5. Dan Crawford

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    Very interested.

    I've never heard of it either.
     
  6. George Farmer

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    I've just reviewed this, for PFK, along with over 20 other substrate products.

    It looks great value and claims to contain a wide variety of nutrients. Certainly worth considering for those on a tight budget (who isn't, these days?!)
     
  7. Themuleous

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    Is it a base layer substrate that you cap?

    Sam
     
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  10. mr. luke

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    You cap it off, i have done with sand and 'pink grit' which is like mashed up gravel when you wash the pink rubbish off.
    My suposed red plants are actually red now and im noticing more compact growth so its better than sand anyway :lol:
     
  11. beeky

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    When's the substrate review going to appear in PFK George?

    I'd be interested in photos of any substrate really, It's nice to see what you're buying and there's aren't many places you can buy them "off the shelf" and even then they're usually in opaque plastic or tubs.
     
  12. George Farmer

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    It should be in the next issue (Mar '09), out soon.

    There's photos of 20+ products - both the packaging and the actual grains etc. It took me two whole days of photographing (40+ photos) and writing (4,000 words) to complete. My biggest feature yet.
     
  13. beeky

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    Good stuff, I'll look forward to that.

    Cheers.
     
  14. aaronnorth

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    Hi Luke, can you get a picture of the substrate please, i was going to look at my Uncle's but he has took the tank down and thrown the substrate :rolleyes: typical.
     
  15. ianh

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    Have a container of this, but without any instructions. What sort of depth is required on the bottom of the tank? Also, does anybody know if it changes the chemistry of the water?

    Thanks,

    Ian
     
  16. aaronnorth

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    i would say a minimum of 1" then it needs capping with about another 1" of gravel or sand so that any fish wont dig it up and mess the water.

    The only way it changes the chemistry is for good. It might possibly lower the pH, add a fe nurients to the water etc. But nothing that will adversely affect yourplants or fish.
     
  17. ianh

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    Thanks Aaron
     
  18. mr. luke

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    Hasnt changed my ph, hardness etc at all.
    I did cap it but the sand got all dug into the base layer and no problems have arisen from having it exposed so i leave it how it is ;) Looks very natural to me like that.
     

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