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31 Dec 2015 14:21 #1 by robert (robert carter)
a few more questions ,now that I am using co2 Darren in SH was saying I will need to feed the plants with a different fertilizer at present using easy life profiti daily . any recommendations as to what to use ? At present I fertilize daily but normally at night after lights out ,should I be fertilizing early in the day while lights are on . finally Darren said to carry on using easy carbo mainly to help control algea, again putting this in after light out is this the right time? I have a night routine of dosing the tank and feeding wafers all after lights out . thanks Robert

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31 Dec 2015 14:35 #2 by Q_Comets (Declan Chambers)
Easycarbo should go in early in the morning as it has a short half life and the plants need light to use it. Not sure on profito if that says dose daily then morning would be better but if it can be dosed weekly then anytime will do. Plants need light to use any nutrient including CO2, that is why most people time the CO2 to come on just before the lights.

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31 Dec 2015 15:44 #3 by robert (robert carter)
Thanks for the info , any ideas about what fertiliser to use now I am using co2 thanks

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31 Dec 2015 18:13 #4 by alan 64 (alan)
Replied by alan 64 (alan) on topic feeding plants
When i was using co2 i use to use the tropica fert and i still use it to this day its the green bottle with the squirty top, seahorse usualy have it

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31 Dec 2015 19:09 #5 by robert (robert carter)
Thanks will give it a try

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01 Jan 2016 10:32 #6 by robert (robert carter)
Seeing that from the views of forum members I have been adding plant fertiliser and easy carBo at the wrong time of day ie after lights out , is there any aquatic equipment that will dispense small amounts of liquid on a timer daily . I have never heard of anything but hopefully the vast experience of members might be able to assist

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02 Jan 2016 20:29 - 02 Jan 2016 20:30 #7 by Q_Comets (Declan Chambers)
There are dosing pumps, not sure on prices though as I have not looked for one. My routine is feed and fert in the morning before work. You could try EI dry ferts. I think Lauris uses the tropica and it is hard to argue with his results, do a search for use Lauris and you should find a post with fert info.
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03 Jan 2016 00:17 #8 by robert (robert carter)
Thanks ror your reply , I work from home so am going to make a real effort to feed and liquid co2 around 2pm when my lights come on

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03 Jan 2016 00:21 #9 by robert (robert carter)
Incidenty checked out dosing pumps today really for marine tanks and crazy money ,after all I have just uprated my lights , added a second external filter , and added a co2 system .

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03 Jan 2016 20:23 #10 by helix8008 (Tomas Novak)
Also get some macro-nutrient fertilizer (NPK). If using EI index just get JBL PRo scape NPK or you can get them separately if you measuring lvls.

Tom

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03 Jan 2016 20:37 #11 by robert (robert carter)
where can I get this ,do seahorse sell it

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03 Jan 2016 22:01 #13 by robert (robert carter)
Thanks

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29 Jan 2016 17:04 #14 by ted30 (Damo Mac an Bhaird)
Do you know, You'd be better buying the dry salt fertilisers then buying that bottled stuff. Works out extremely cheap and lasts years

Location: Carrickmacross, County Monaghan

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29 Jan 2016 20:14 #15 by helix8008 (Tomas Novak)
Good point, need to get some myself! :crazy:

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29 Jan 2016 22:57 #16 by robert (robert carter)
I recently put a co2 system onto my tank and Darren is seahorse sudjestied I change my fertilizer from East life profit to tropica plant growth specialised fertiliser basisly because it has a better makeup of nutrition

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29 Jan 2016 23:11 #17 by ted30 (Damo Mac an Bhaird)
Good advise but dry salt fertilisers are way cheaper then tropica

Location: Carrickmacross, County Monaghan

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29 Jan 2016 23:37 #18 by robert (robert carter)
Where do you get this and how do you use it,is it as good as the shop brought stuff

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30 Jan 2016 00:22 - 30 Jan 2016 00:27 #19 by ted30 (Damo Mac an Bhaird)

Location: Carrickmacross, County Monaghan
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30 Jan 2016 00:24 #20 by ted30 (Damo Mac an Bhaird)
It's the same. Only difference is the marketing behind tropica

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