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Old 06-30-2019, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a five gallon tank with an amazon sword and frogbit, what fertilizer should I use?


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Welcome to APC!

Before anyone can give you useful advice we need to know: What lighting are you using? What substrate are you using? How long has it been set up? Are you using or planning to use CO2?
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Before anyone can give you useful advice we need to know: What lighting are you using? What substrate are you using? How long has it been set up? Are you using or planning to use CO2?

I am using a twelve inch finnex stingray on a timer for 8hrs on 16hrs off. The substrate is just plain pool filter sand. I set it up about two months ago now, and I do not use any Co2.


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When your substrate is just sand, the only source of food for the plants is what the fish leave behind. But, you probably have less than medium light intensity, so the plants don't need a lot more than that. I think I would try Seachem Flourish, to see if it makes any difference. If it does you could find a more economic way to fertilize, but if not, you won't be out much money. There are many other options, too.
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