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littleman124
10-17-2006, 11:46 PM
:confused: :confused: :confused:i need help. . . .
i have NO idea what im doing.

ive been looking at these "Flourish" products, what does it do and does it work well for my types of plants?? i dont need links or the "high tech" talk please, i dont understand. i would just like to know what i need to get to help my plants be greener, stronger, and no algae.

im being told the three main flourishes: flourish, flourish iron, and flourish excel work well but works even better with flourish tabs, and flourite. please help!!
:confused: :confused: :confused:

My Plants (i think):
dwarf hairgrass, anubius nana, dwarf sagittaria, amazon sword, water sprite, variegated japanese rush, rotala india, anacharis, cabomba, moneywort, and soon to buy green cryptocoryne.

LoJack
10-18-2006, 01:16 AM
the tabs are designed to feed fast growing stem plants that feed primarily through the roots.

Fluorite is a good substrate that is a great source of iron. If you are using Fluorite you probably won't need to use Flourish Iron.

Liquid ferts are a good choice but an expensive choice. If you go www.plantedtank.net you can find a lot of help as far as dosing goes.

What is your lighting, are you using C02?

littleman124
10-18-2006, 05:49 PM
i have the 2 part lighting with purple bulbs, not sure what wattage.

ill get my lighting tonight at around 7 Hawaii time.

. . . . and for the co2, i was just thinking of using the flourish excel for it. is that enough?? is there a cheaper way??

LoJack
10-18-2006, 06:45 PM
search any forum for DIY C02 and there are many recipes to cook up some good C02.

find out what spectrum your bulbs are, anything between 6500k-10,000k is a good temp for plants

littleman124
10-18-2006, 07:06 PM
thanks, again.

could any1 tell me what is considered low, moderate/medium, and high light??

i did some research on my plants and most of them like medium to high light and i was wondering how much wattage that is

LoJack
10-18-2006, 08:52 PM
high light would be 2-3+ watts per gallon

littleman124
10-19-2006, 02:11 AM
i have two 15 watt lights in my 55g.
lets see, 3.666666666666........ per gal.
are you sure thats considered high??

artkelli
10-19-2006, 06:00 AM
I think you need to check your math. Two 15 watt lights is 30 watts in 55 gallons is less that 1 watt per gallon. About 0.5 watts per gallon. Low light

littleman124
10-19-2006, 10:29 AM
oh ya, my bad. i did 15 in to 55.