Thread: Vallisneria, fertz + shrimp
01-25-2013, 03:53 PM #1
Vallisneria, fertz + shrimp
My tank is around 29 gallons (110L) and today I put in it 5 bunches of Vallisneria. I also got some plant fertilizer in the form of JBL Ferropol.
Now, I was wondering as I have amano shrimp should I follow the recommended dosage on the bottle or shall I reduce what I put in? The store owner said this fertilizer is shrimp safe but it does contain trace amounts of copper which is worrying me.
01-25-2013, 04:25 PM #2
Here people say this fert is safe for shrimps and amano particularily
01-25-2013, 04:36 PM #3
You are absolutely fine with dosing the standard amount. You would need to overdose more than 100 times to do any harm the copper level is so minute. The same holds true with the other "big name" ferts like Flourish Comprehensive, Trace, etc.
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01-25-2013, 09:07 PM #4
by the way, val is an undemanding plant, no need for ferts, IMHO
01-26-2013, 01:13 AM #5
0Originally Posted by Allesgut
+ 1 there.
01-26-2013, 01:16 AM #6
The ferts will be fine for the shrimp and +2 on the vals being easy. But of course, the ferts wouldnt hurt lol.
01-26-2013, 02:00 AM #7
Ah great, cheers guys. The store owner said they wouldn't need co2 but would do better with ferts, it was only £4.50 for a bottle so I thought i'd try some.