DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby abcalwyn » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:33 pm

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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby Naufil » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:23 pm

neilthirumuttam wrote:just an experiment done to check the significance of big pieces of 1 inch cube of fire wood ash (like coal)
i seen that root wrapped on it and become a air pocket beneath the soil and some bacterias may get dwelling place there
im now testing with coconut shell burned pieces in emerged setup
waiting for result

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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby anindam » Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:45 pm

vikram wrote:
syed.ali wrote:With this formula
MACRO
N, P, K
Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium - the macronutrients.
• 500 ml of distilled water
• 61 g (10.69 teaspoons, 3.63 tablespoons) Potassium nitrate (KNO3)
• 5.2 g (1 teaspoons) Potassium monophosphate (KP04)
• 10.8 g (2 teaspoons) Magnesium sulphate (MgSO4)
• 1.8 g (0.3 or 1/3 teaspoon) Potassium sulphate (KSO4)

Do we need trace elements or not


This has mainly macros ... Trace elements are still needed .. CSM B+ will be a good option .. or Ferrous Gluconate .. as Iron source


Hi Vikram,

I have a tank whose dimension is 48"*15*18"(h). I have crypts, e tennelus, vallisnarea, and cobamba. my light is as per 2W/gallon. I am using pressurized co2 setup with 3 bubbles per second. Please can you tell me the dosing that i should do with respect to Macro and Micro elements. I am using Micro elements of ISTA.

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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby neilthirumuttam » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:27 am

simply DIY

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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby vikas » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:45 pm

have anyone used the micro and macro nutrients set available on ebay made locally?
http://www.ebay.in/itm/Micros-and-Macro ... 20f7d2afc1
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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:02 pm

vikas wrote:have anyone used the micro and macro nutrients set available on ebay made locally?
http://www.ebay.in/itm/Micros-and-Macro ... 20f7d2afc1


Micro fertilizers are expensive. Most the Indian Micro fertilizers do not work well. So go for CSM B or any other brand specially formulated for aquariums.
Macros are low price and you can buy from Delhi.
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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby vikas » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:27 pm

SCORPIO wrote:
vikas wrote:have anyone used the micro and macro nutrients set available on ebay made locally?
http://www.ebay.in/itm/Micros-and-Macro ... 20f7d2afc1


Micro fertilizers are expensive. Most the Indian Micro fertilizers do not work well. So go for CSM B or any other brand specially formulated for aquariums.
Macros are low price and you can buy from Delhi.

from where i can buy macro in delhi?
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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby sunnysinha » Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:13 am

Hi .. can I get some laterite from anyone ??
Pls suggest

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Unread postby SCORPIO » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:28 pm

sunnysinha wrote:Hi .. can I get some laterite from anyone ??
Pls suggest


At present I dont have latarite. You can try some ready to use cheap soils.
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Re: DIY Substrate/Fertilizers for planted aquariums.

Unread postby vikas » Mon May 04, 2015 8:05 pm

not able to get macro chemicals in delhi.. selling only 500 gms packets.. any branded macro nutrient or any other source?
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