Mixing dry aquarium fertilisers

Mixing dry aquarium fertilisers

May 14, 2020 7 min read

How to use dry fertilisers to make your own fertiliser? Follow this guide.
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When do I start dosing fertilizer into a newly setup planted tank?

When do I start dosing fertilizer into a newly setup planted tank?

March 05, 2020 1 min read

The short answer is that you should start dosing water column fertilizers as soon as you have plants in the new tank and no later.

New plants have no established root system, which limits their ability to draw nutrients from the soil.

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'No ferts, no dosing, no CO2' planted tanks, how valid are they?

'No ferts, no dosing, no CO2' planted tanks, how valid are they?

January 11, 2020 2 min read

This seductively easy path is unfortunately heavily based on survivorship bias. The few examples that do make it are paraded as the norm when it is not a dependable method for most folks.
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Analysis of the ADA nutrient dosing approach

Analysis of the ADA nutrient dosing approach

September 05, 2019 4 min read

An overview of the ADA philosophy and approach to fertilization for planted tanks.
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Analysis of the Estimative Index (EI) nutrient dosing approach

Analysis of the Estimative Index (EI) nutrient dosing approach

September 05, 2019 4 min read

What is 'Estimative Index (EI)' and why is it so popular in some segments of the planted tank community?
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How to read fertilizer labels, and what is ppm ?

How to read fertilizer labels, and what is ppm ?

August 16, 2019 2 min read

Fertilizer labels can be confusing. This is how to read fertilizer labels for your planted tank or aquarium.
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Does my plant have a nutrient deficiency?

Does my plant have a nutrient deficiency?

August 16, 2019 9 min read

Why are my aquatic plants yellowing or stunting? Does my planted tank have a nutrient deficiency? What nutrients do my aquatic plants need? This guide discuss plant nutrients and deficiency in planted tank.
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Root or water column fertilization?

Root or water column fertilization?

August 16, 2019 6 min read

Should we use root tablets or dose directly into the water column for your planted tank? What works and why...
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Do 'root feeders' always do better with root fertilization?

Do 'root feeders' always do better with root fertilization?

July 30, 2019 3 min read

Somewhere along the hobby came the belief that plants with large root systems were "root feeders" while stem plants with smaller root systems fed through their leaves.​..so, is it true that root feeders do better with root fertilization in your planted tank?
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