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There are different forms of plant nutrition. For example, Easy Life has a number of products on the market that can be used to feed aquarium plants. But Dennerle and Tetra have also come up with solutions to feed plants. Read more about the options below.
We use Easylife Profito as plant food for our cultivation trays. Since we have no breeding ground, it is important to provide the aquatic plants with sufficient nutrients.
Shrimp can handle Profito perfectly, if dosed correctly. The packaging states that you must add 10 ml Profito per 100 liters of water (per week). We dose half. This is more of a precaution than likely to harm.
Easy Life EasyCarbo is a carbon feed for aquarium plants. In addition to nutrition for plants, algae growth is actively combated and prevented. Carbon (in the form of CO2 dissolved in water) is one of the most important nutrients for optimal plant growth.
We dose 1 ml per 50 liters every other day. On the Easy Life website it is recommended to add a maximum of 2 ml per 50 liters of aquarium water EasyCarbo daily.
There are several options for giving plant food in a non-liquid form.
Clay balls can simply be put in the ground cover. It is best to put a clay ball close to a plant. Since clay balls are relatively high in iron, which is very good for plants, it is advisable to add few clay balls in your soil as shrimp are not fans of iron. When used sparingly, it is not harmful; 1 bulb per 40 cm2 of soil is sufficient.
There are also sticks on the market of, for example, the brands Tetra Initialsticks, Dennerle and Easy Life Root Sticks. You can stick these sticks in the soil at the roots of your plants. The sticks will provide the aquatic plants with good nutrition and are harmless to shrimp. Make sure that you do not dose too much.
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