Why Are My Plants Not Growing ?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums' started by oceansurf, Sep 6, 2010.

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  1. oceansurf

    oceansurf Purple Spiny Lobster

    Mar 10, 2009
    As for nitrates, they are near 0. I thouht nitrates were a bad thing. I'll dose with more nitrogen. In fact, for it is suggested that I dose with a little less than a capful with all my seachum products. ( flourish, flourish phorphorus & flourish nitrogen )I use flourish prime when I do water changes. Maybe I should be using a full cap of each in my 30 gallon. What do you think ? It's not what they recommend, but...........................
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 6, 2009
    Sparks, NV
    Dose the nitrogen and flourish a little more maybe. Don't dose the phosphorus more as that will cause algae problems.

    What is your pH and alkalinity values? Pics of the plants would help alot.
  4. malac0da13

    malac0da13 Torch Coral

    Jan 14, 2009
    Walnutport, PA
    Nitrates are the main thing that the plants need to grow. if there are zero nitrates then it would seem that you could stand to dose a little more.

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