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  1. #11

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    I too use Seachem Flourish Tabs in my sons planted freshwater tank. They will not dissolve on you when you place them. I only put in one around each sword plant. The package says to add more but I'm cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider199 View Post
    I too use Seachem Flourish Tabs in my sons planted freshwater tank. They will not dissolve on you when you place them. I only put in one around each sword plant. The package says to add more but I'm cheap.
    I do the same, one next to each of the large swords, and I also use them next to my two Red Tiger Lotus and the two large Aponogeton.

    Byron.

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    I'll give the tabs another shot, the Seacharm ones at least. I do like going to local stores but the prices on some things are just ridiculous. Quickstart at Petsmart was about $12.00 and on Amazon it's about $8 with Prime shipping.

    I did get the fertilizer today in the mail. The bottle seemed kind of bloated.. Once I opened it it seemed like it decompressed in a way and I noticed the seal was broken. It says on the bottle to refrigerate after three months. Do you think it's worth returning? I didn't think it was perishable but the refrigerate after opening thing makes me wonder.

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    Checking the seachem site, they say to refrigerate after opening to reduce the smell of the product and keep the ingredients fresh. I checked for shelf life of the Flourish Comprehensive Supplement but there wasn't a defined one for a new bottle with a possible seal defect.
    Sorry all I could come across. Google the product and check some posts about it, you may find something I didn't.
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    I have had an exchange with Seachem previously about refrigerating Flourish Comprehensive. They wrote to me that while it does recommend this on the label, it is not necessary. This didn't satisfy me, so I kept at them. Eventually, they admitted that the product will remain viable for much longer periods if refrigerated. As I buy the large 2 litre jug, which lasts me almost a year (I have several tanks), I keep it in my wine fridge which is cool but not as cold as the refrigerator. Not that that matters; keeping it cool if you don't use it is the issue, according to Seachem.

    I do remember that my first jug, which iIdid not refrigerate, did get rather "odd" when it was near the end. Colour turned rather black, and I decided to chuck it out. Since I've been refrigerating, this hasn't occurred again.

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    Yeah, I'll exchange it just in case. It won't cost me anything anyways and I rather be safe. I did check their site also and no dice about being perishable, well It couldn't hurt to exchange it.

    By the way, do any of you have any experience with floating plants? I am considering them as they're supposed to be good for Neon Tetras.

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    Neons like a bit of shade which floating plants give. I have never had floating plants in my tanks after having a friend go nuts about his duckweed, lol.

    Having a bit of shade wont hurt your neons at all. Google floating aquarium plants and you'll find more then enough info and choices.
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    Duckweed is useful in some situations, but it's reputation can turn others off floating plants. Which is a real shame, because they are one of the most positive additions to an aquarium.

    Providing shade is one benefit; and almost all tropical fish will show brighter colouration and be less stressed under shade. Floating plants use a lot of nutrients, and that means ammonia (ammonium), so they are beneficial for water quality. Being at the surface, they are close to the light so this is not usually an issue (some lower plants may not manage with low or moderate light, floaters have no issue here) and they have the aerial advantage. Floating leaves can take up CO2 from the air, and this is four times faster than taking it up from the water for aquatic plants. This is all why they are fast growers; floating plants are the fastest growing plants in the aquarium.

    Some that I really like are, first, Water Sprite (Ceratopteris cornuta). This is a terrific plant. I bought one back in the mid 1990's and every since my tanks have had floating WS and I toss out a handful almost every week. Daughter plants are produced on alternate leaves very fast. And the dangling root masses are excellent cover for fry, and an excellent source of food for all fish that love to browse. Gourami build bubblenests in WS.

    Other floaters include Water Lettuce. There is sometimes seen a "dwarf" WL but this is not a distinct species or even variant. The plants will remain quite small, due to the environment. Given brighter light and heavy nutrients and they can grow larger. I got some a few months back and it is doing very nicely, remaining small, in a couple tanks. Frogbit is another nice floater. Some of the stem plants do well left floating; Brazilian Pennywort is my favourite, as it develops nice roots like a smaller version of WS, and the leaves grow flat on the surface and get larger than when grown as a stem plant. Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis) and Cabomba also do well floating, though both need more light and nutrients. Salvinia is nice, but being small does not have much structure.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm going to stop by Petco tomorrow and see what I can find. As for the Flourish I still haven't figured out the dosing the instructions aren't very clear. I have a ten gallon so I'm not sure how to go about it, do any of you know the dosing for a ten gallon?

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    For a 10 gallon, it's just shy of 1mL. I go by drops, and one dose of Flourish Comprehensive is 8 drops for my 5 gallon.
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