Why to use dry fertilizers instead of liquid fertilizers

Why to use dry fertilizers instead of liquid fertilizers

Dry fertilizers are much more cheaper. Common liquid fertilizers are made from dry salts as well. There is nothing else inside of the bottle. For…

What does ppm mean?

What does ppm mean?

Plants require specific amount of nutrients dissolved in water to thrive. For example, it’s good to have a concentration of nitrate (NO3) 10 – 50…

Estimative index fertilizing method

Estimative index fertilizing method

Estimative index (EI) method was found by Tom Barr. Basic idea of this method is to provide excess amount of nutrients within a week. Every…

Nitrate (NO3) and phosphate (PO4) don’t cause algae. Ammonia does!!

Nitrate (NO3) and phosphate (PO4) don’t cause algae. Ammonia does!!

There is this myth, that nitrate (NO3) and phosphate (PO4) cause algae which is spread like a wildfire. But that’s not true at all! In…

Aquatic plant deficiency

Aquatic plant deficiency

Deficiencies of water plants are often hard to diagnose because damaged leaves look very similar. Despite this fact, in this article we will try to…

Iron (Fe)

Iron (Fe)

Iron (Fe) is important micronutrient. There is often lack of this nutrient in aquarium water. You can observe it on the leaves of plants. The…

Magnesium (Mg)

Magnesium (Mg)

Another problematic nutrient is magnesium (Mg). Magnesium is absorbed by plants in form of magnesium cation Mg2+. You can add magnesium to aquarium from tap…

Potassium (K)

Potassium (K)

Potassium is a very important nutrient. Potassium (K), nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) – NPK are the most important nutrients for water plants, because they…

Phosphorus (P)

Phosphorus (P)

Phosphorus (P) is another key macronutrient. Phosphorus is present in our aquariums in compound known as a phosphates (PO4). Phosphates are the food for aquatic…