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View Poll Results: when do you add ferts?

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  • Right after the Waterchange

    17 80.95%
  • Mid-week, a few days after WC

    1 4.76%
  • anytime.

    3 14.29%
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    Assuming you do a weekly WC of 50-75% and you only add ferts once a week.. when do you do it? and why?

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    I 1/2 dose after my weekly water change and then another 1/2 once again in between

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    I add mine after my water change. I then add some more later in the week.

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    After the water change because that gives the most time for the plants to soak it up. I wouldn't add it right before the wc though.

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    No that would be a waste

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    I add fertz and supplements after every water change, and then I add fertz during the week as well. Usually iron and potassium almost everyday.

    If you have the plant load to support overloading the supplements you won't see any algae.
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    Regularly throughout the week.

    Adding a big dose right after a water change will lead to a yoyo effect with your nutrient levels. Also, with micro/macro nutrients, some of them may get bound up on organic matter and not be available to the plants.

    If you have the time, dosing a little bit every day will give your plants a relatively constant level of nutrients. Also, if you dose correctly, the plants should take most of it up during the day. The day you do your water change, test the water and adjust your dosing accordingly.
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    purely depends on what fert you use. I use a weekly fert so it makes sense to add it when doing the water change.
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    It really depends on the ferts you use.

    In most cases however if you have chlorine in your water you should wait at least a day to add in the ferts. The mix of some dechlorinators and ferts can cause a reaction that releases toxic salts into the aquarium water. This is one of the reasons I stopped using ferts, as my town has a heavily chlorinated water system and I tend to use a little extra dechlorinator just to be safe.
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