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  • ADA

    14 12.17%
  • Borneo Wild

    6 5.22%
  • Seachem

    47 40.87%
  • Tropica

    9 7.83%
  • Lushgrow by Dr Mallicks (Including their powder/salts mixtures)

    21 18.26%
  • JBL

    2 1.74%
  • Wondergrow series

    0 0%
  • Eiho

    2 1.74%
  • Mixture of all brands (if you can indicate what mixture you use)

    6 5.22%
  • DIY liquid fert from salts/powder only

    5 4.35%
  • SERA flore series

    0 0%
  • Others

    3 2.61%
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    Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

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    I have always wondered what most aquarists use for their fert regime and while it seems like most have a preferred choice, it would be good to see what is the overwhelming choice for Singaporean aquarists.
    The previous poll done on aquatic soil did not have that many participants (20 plus i think) but i hope to find out what liquid ferts most of us use. I guess it would help the newbies as well.
    Rather than give different types of permutation of the same brand, I will just make it easy if you select the brand that you use. We all know ADA is one of the best but my guess is that it is too expensive in the long run, thus I would like to find out what we 'normal' salary/pocket money drawing Singaporeans use

    1) ADA
    2) Borneo Wild
    3) Seachem
    4) Tropica
    5) Lushgrow by Dr Mallicks (Including their powder/salts mixtures)
    6) JBL
    7) Wondergrow series
    Eiho
    9) Mixture (if you can indicate what mixture you use)
    10) DIY liquid fert from salts/powder only
    11) SERA flore series
    12) Others

    Of course in your separate posts, you can also describe your dosing procedure and maybe rationale for using that fertiliser you have chosen. I will start the ball rolling.
    Holy is the Lord, God Almighty ! The Earth is filled with His Glory !
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    Ferts: Dry Mixture/Dr Mallicks. Temp: 26 degrees Substrate: ADA Amazonia

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    I use Lushgrow aqua/micros (the macros and micros combo) by Ecocity hydroponics. They actually deliver to doorstep. One set can last approx a year.

    As I dose the EI method, I use approx 7 - 8 ml of aqua everytime I change water (mine is a 2x1.5x1.5ft tank) and then 4 to 5 hours later I use 1 drop of micros. (I have since made my own diluted solution of micros which I placed into a pump from Muji) I also supplement dosage of Iron (Fe) from any brand I can find. So far I use EIHO and it works fine. Oh yes I also dose Potassium (K) as it is not found in Lushgrow Aqua and micros. I made a simple solution from powdered KSO4. Also from Lushgrow Package.

    Rationale: The price is cheap ( i can get by paying about 50 plus to 60 plus dollars and it lasts at least a year) I dose twice weekly. Mid week once, and Saturday once after a water change. I started this hobby 10 years back, and lushgrow has been there since. So far, this works for me. I make the series nicer by placing all the ferts in nice pump bottles from MUJI and labelling them. Maybe I will post a picture of my ferts in bottles.

    Oh yes, I do not dose Phosporous - this gives me green spot algae. I do not know why too
    Holy is the Lord, God Almighty ! The Earth is filled with His Glory !
    90 x 50 x 50 cm tank: Eheim 2217; ANS CO2 Solenoid with 60mm intense bazooka; Zetlight 6400; Teco 500 Chiller; Borneo Wild Steel inlet/outlet
    Ferts: Dry Mixture/Dr Mallicks. Temp: 26 degrees Substrate: ADA Amazonia

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    i use tropica specialized 1 pump every 2 days and ada brighty k 2 pumps daily for my mini m. photo period is 7 hrs daily with totally no algae at all except for green algae on the glass due to the aquasky being too powerful.

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    I get dry ferts from Ecocity Hydroponics. More specifically, I get CaNo3, KH2PO4 and K2SO4 for Macro requirements.
    For Micro, I dose Seachem Flourish.

    Dosing EI at the moment.

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    So far, as expected, noone is using ADA hahah... really too expensive in the long run. Come on the rest, get your votes in.
    Holy is the Lord, God Almighty ! The Earth is filled with His Glory !
    90 x 50 x 50 cm tank: Eheim 2217; ANS CO2 Solenoid with 60mm intense bazooka; Zetlight 6400; Teco 500 Chiller; Borneo Wild Steel inlet/outlet
    Ferts: Dry Mixture/Dr Mallicks. Temp: 26 degrees Substrate: ADA Amazonia

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    camping here....

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    I do a mix. Seachem for potassium, iron and micros.
    drydose for phosphates. And KNO3 from ecocity for nitrates, but seldom dose because my nitrates always hover at 10-20ppm from my ADA Amazonia xD

    ADA and tropica is simply just too expensive for me

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    You managed to get KNO3 from ecocity ? Must have been a long time back ? Heard that substance was banned by authorities some time back.
    Holy is the Lord, God Almighty ! The Earth is filled with His Glory !
    90 x 50 x 50 cm tank: Eheim 2217; ANS CO2 Solenoid with 60mm intense bazooka; Zetlight 6400; Teco 500 Chiller; Borneo Wild Steel inlet/outlet
    Ferts: Dry Mixture/Dr Mallicks. Temp: 26 degrees Substrate: ADA Amazonia

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    Quote Originally Posted by Phillipians View Post
    You managed to get KNO3 from ecocity ? Must have been a long time back ? Heard that substance was banned by authorities some time back.
    yup, i guessed i did alot more economical than using seachem nitrogen.

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    At this point, Seachem and Lushgrow seems to be the majority. As suspected still none chose ADA. Come on ADA users. Stand up and be counted.
    Holy is the Lord, God Almighty ! The Earth is filled with His Glory !
    90 x 50 x 50 cm tank: Eheim 2217; ANS CO2 Solenoid with 60mm intense bazooka; Zetlight 6400; Teco 500 Chiller; Borneo Wild Steel inlet/outlet
    Ferts: Dry Mixture/Dr Mallicks. Temp: 26 degrees Substrate: ADA Amazonia

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    I do Lushgrow and Seachem

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    I use Tropica the premium and specialised one.

    With ferrotabs from JBL.

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    Borneo Wild and Seachem


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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    We have some ADA users, finally. Any ada user care to tell us how much you need to spend on ferts per month or year? Curious to find out
    Holy is the Lord, God Almighty ! The Earth is filled with His Glory !
    90 x 50 x 50 cm tank: Eheim 2217; ANS CO2 Solenoid with 60mm intense bazooka; Zetlight 6400; Teco 500 Chiller; Borneo Wild Steel inlet/outlet
    Ferts: Dry Mixture/Dr Mallicks. Temp: 26 degrees Substrate: ADA Amazonia

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    Seachem flourish and azoo

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    With 26 respondents, it seems like Seachem is the overwhelming choice followed byLushgrow. Not surprising though.
    Holy is the Lord, God Almighty ! The Earth is filled with His Glory !
    90 x 50 x 50 cm tank: Eheim 2217; ANS CO2 Solenoid with 60mm intense bazooka; Zetlight 6400; Teco 500 Chiller; Borneo Wild Steel inlet/outlet
    Ferts: Dry Mixture/Dr Mallicks. Temp: 26 degrees Substrate: ADA Amazonia

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    Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    I use ADA, but just it's bottle :P i love it's pump precision.
    All my ferts use ecocity dry salt and micro lush gro.
    Been using EI method for 2 years. Turned up side down when i customize the dose, i'm enjoying this hobby lot.

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    Quote Originally Posted by Phillipians View Post
    I use Lushgrow aqua/micros (the macros and micros combo) by Ecocity hydroponics. They actually deliver to doorstep. One set can last approx a year.

    As I dose the EI method, I use approx 7 - 8 ml of aqua everytime I change water (mine is a 2x1.5x1.5ft tank) and then 4 to 5 hours later I use 1 drop of micros. (I have since made my own diluted solution of micros which I placed into a pump from Muji) I also supplement dosage of Iron (Fe) from any brand I can find. So far I use EIHO and it works fine. Oh yes I also dose Potassium (K) as it is not found in Lushgrow Aqua and micros. I made a simple solution from powdered KSO4. Also from Lushgrow Package.

    Rationale: The price is cheap ( i can get by paying about 50 plus to 60 plus dollars and it lasts at least a year) I dose twice weekly. Mid week once, and Saturday once after a water change. I started this hobby 10 years back, and lushgrow has been there since. So far, this works for me. I make the series nicer by placing all the ferts in nice pump bottles from MUJI and labelling them. Maybe I will post a picture of my ferts in bottles.

    Oh yes, I do not dose Phosporous - this gives me green spot algae. I do not know why too
    Hi Phillipians,
    I am confused, i am using Lushgro Aqua as well. The packaging shows it has K and not P. so it is short of which?
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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    Mine says there isnt any K. That is why i supplement with K2SO4.
    Holy is the Lord, God Almighty ! The Earth is filled with His Glory !
    90 x 50 x 50 cm tank: Eheim 2217; ANS CO2 Solenoid with 60mm intense bazooka; Zetlight 6400; Teco 500 Chiller; Borneo Wild Steel inlet/outlet
    Ferts: Dry Mixture/Dr Mallicks. Temp: 26 degrees Substrate: ADA Amazonia

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    Re: Liquid fertilizer choice for local aquarists (POLL)

    Let me check again when i return. Maybe you check on ecocity hydroponics. I am sure there is not any K. But there is P there. But i may have seen it wrongly.
    Holy is the Lord, God Almighty ! The Earth is filled with His Glory !
    90 x 50 x 50 cm tank: Eheim 2217; ANS CO2 Solenoid with 60mm intense bazooka; Zetlight 6400; Teco 500 Chiller; Borneo Wild Steel inlet/outlet
    Ferts: Dry Mixture/Dr Mallicks. Temp: 26 degrees Substrate: ADA Amazonia

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