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Re: The Seachem Flourishes
- To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: The Seachem Flourishes
- From: EFPav at aol_com
- Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 22:49:00 EDT
Thank you both Chuck and Dr Morin. That answers most of my questions, except
I am still a bit confused about whether to dose on the light or dark cycle of
the tank. UV degradation of nutrients (particularly Iron) would likely occur
rapidly on the light cycle of the tank. On the dark cycle, this would not be
an issue. However, if the plants nutrient uptake is minimal or non-existent
during the dark cycle, then that wouldn't make sense either.
Due to my parsimonious nature, my bottles are actually years old. Does
Flourish have a shelf life?
Does it have to be refridgerated? I am too scared my Flourish will end up in
a steak marinade, so I have never chilled them. (Although I too could
probably benefit from some trace elements)
Are there negative effects to overdosing (besides algae)?
My schedule has caused my level of interest in this hobby to wax and wane. I
have recently replanted my 55 Gal tank after months of neglect. The only
thing to survive was the Java Fern. I planted heavily (mostly swords), and I
have taken to dosing daily with both Flourish and Flourish Iron. I inject CO2,
about 30 bubbles a minute. The substrate is 100% flourite.
The plants are indeed flourishing (except the anacharis???). The pearling
makes the tank look like a glass of champagne. Light fish population - about 6
SAEs and a few cherry barbs. A snail explosion almost a year ago has left the
water calcium deficient. I hoping Dr. Morin will come out with Flourish
Calcium soon. (just kidding).
Thanks for all the answers and insight.
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