08-30-2004, 02:18 AM
Join Date: Jan 2004
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| | Re: powder vs liquid ferts
As far as the plants are concerned, there really isn't any significant difference between adding fertilizers in liquid or dry form. After all, dry fertilizers become liquid fertilizer once added to our tank. Ha ha ha.
To the aquarist however, cost and ease of use are two major issues. Dry chemicals are usually much more inexpensive. Personally, I prefer dry chemicals because I find it MUCH easier to dose using a teaspoon set than to mix it all up in bottles and dose in milliliters. But some folks swear by liquid form (whether they purchased the fertilizers premixed or they make stock solutions from dry chemicals) because they want to know precisely how much of each nutrient is being added.