Plant Ferts

Miz
Miz Member Posts: 15
edited August 2011 in Planted Tanks
I've seen a large number of products around for plant fertilisers (seachem, dino pee, spit and dung: off the top of my head <!-- s:scratch: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_scratch.gif" alt=":scratch:" title="scratch" /><!-- s:scratch: --> ) I just want to know which elements, or compounds (im not that bad at chemistry <!-- s:laugh6: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/ROLFSmiley.gif" alt=":laugh6:" title="laugh6" /><!-- s:laugh6: --> ) a plant actually needs to promote luxurious <!-- s:drool2: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/drool.gif" alt=":drool2:" title="drool2" /><!-- s:drool2: --> growth <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

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Comments

  • Mooo
    Mooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    I use the Dino range and others I know, swear by the Seachem range, both are the better choice of ferts, IMO, be weary of ones containing copper if you own shrimp...
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  • Miz
    Miz Member Posts: 15
    how long would a 125ml dino pee bottle last in a 400L tank? That's 20 drops a day <!-- s:surprised: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_surprised.gif" alt=":surprised:" title="Surprised" /><!-- s:surprised: -->
    or for dino spit which is 40 drops per day <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->
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  • Mooo
    Mooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    I am shocking at maths but my bottles last well over 6 months, I don't do it daily tho, I maybe add a few squirts per every other day...
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  • Speedy
    Speedy Member Posts: 307
    I use the dino range aswell and havent even got through a 125ml bottle in about nine months in a 260l tank. They seem to go a long way. i would also recommend some dino dung in the gravel. Im like moo though and only seem to use it every other day.
  • Miz
    Miz Member Posts: 15
    would you recommend dry ferts from aquagreen? say pmdd, or csm+b ? i've heard they're much cheaper and economical, how do they compare with dino <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: -->
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  • Doug
    Doug Member, Classifieds Posts: 2,371
    I love the dino range. I am putting in my next order as we speek. I had two bottles of dino pee and its lasted me about 5 months but that said i keep my tank well fertilised as i have fast growing plants with CO2 injection, so i need to keep the ferts up.

    I have never used the other ferts he sells but cant see them being much better than the pee unless you have a specific need for your plants.

    And def go the dino poo too, though be careful when you go to move stuff around the tank...looks like a mini nuclear bomb going off if you move one!
  • Miz
    Miz Member Posts: 15
    Great! i think i'll go with the dino range after i've exhausted my seachem <!-- s:laugh6: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/ROLFSmiley.gif" alt=":laugh6:" title="laugh6" /><!-- s:laugh6: -->
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  • brendonrook
    brendonrook Member Posts: 86
    I've personally used the Brightwell Aquatics plant foods with amazing success.

    In particular I used FlorinMulti which is your base multi-element fertiliser and supplemented with FlorinGro, Florin-K and Florin-Fe which is nitrogen, potassium and iron.
  • Mooo
    Mooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    HI Brendon, thanks for that, Is that fert available online?
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  • zarramarie
    zarramarie Member Posts: 233
    Can someone tell me about the Co2 set up? im not sure what its about, (being new to all this plant stuff lol)
  • Mooo
    Mooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
    Can someone tell me about the Co2 set up? im not sure what its about, (being new to all this plant stuff lol)

    Go read here http://www.livefish.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3235
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  • zarramarie
    zarramarie Member Posts: 233
    lol i red that after i posted the comment...
  • Mooo
    Mooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
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  • Brengun
    Brengun Moderator Posts: 1,985
    Do not use dino dung with an undergravel filter!
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  • Mooo
    Mooo Moderator Posts: 7,653
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