Tropica nutrition or nutrition +

Discussion in 'Aquarium Fert Dosing' started by karl1987, 26 Jan 2009.

  1. karl1987

    karl1987 Member

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    I set up my new tank last sunday an aquatlantis evasion 120 roughly 200 litres with ada aquasoil and so far my plants are growing well. At the moment I am using ready mixed dry ferts I bought from ebay but my mixture is now nearly done and was wondering which fertiliser to use next.

    Tanks stats -

    200 litres
    2 x 30w t8's with reflectors
    Pressurized co2

    Current plants - Hygrophila polysperma, Myriophyllum mezianum, Vallis, java fern, java moss, crypt wendtti, Anubias barteri var. barteri and Echinodorus 'Red Diamond'

    Current fish - 2 angelfish,2 flying foxes, 2 bristlenose catfish, 5 corydoras sterbai, 16 harliquin rasboras and 6 rummynose tetras.

    All plants are growing extremely well at the moment and I will be adding more this week as Ive still got some small spaces to fill.

    I decided to get tropica plant nutrition this time round and was wondering which to go for. My tank is heavily planted and as you can see heavily stocked. Should I go for the normal tropica nutrition or the + and how much should I dose?

    Thanks
     
  2. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    The + version is an all in one solution and the normal version is only a trace mix, so with the latter you will need to had Potassium Nitrate and Potassium Phosphate. Using the Tropica range is fine but on a tank your size will get very expensive in the long run.

    Since you have low light in this tank I would probably start with 7-8ml per day and then add more if necessary.

    You can always make your own all in one solution with dry ferts, have a look at this guide: http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/allinone.htm
     

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