ADA Liquid Fertilizers
It is effective to use liquid fertilizers and additives to grow beautiful stem plants. Stem plants grow well with nutrients in the substrate and CO2 supplied. In addition, stem plants need calcium and other trace elements.
A. Examples of Use of Liquid Fertilizers and Additives
First one week after setup
In a newly set up planted aquarium, aquatic plants do not grow much and water quality is unstable. One of the first things to do is to establish beneficial bacteria colony as biological filtration.
Additive: ADA Green Bacter
One week to three months after setup
Once the aquatic plants start to grow, add potassium and trace elements to aquarium to promote the growth of healthy leaves. Apply an appropriate amount every morning.
Fertilizers: ADA Brighty K + ADA Green Brighty STEP 1
Right after trimming, the growth of aquatic plants are temporary suspended. Apply Green Gain which contains botanical hormone to promote the development of new buds.
Dünger: ADA Green Gain
3 months after planting
B. Application of Liquid Fertilizer According to the Plant Condition
Appropriate amount of trace elements and calcium differs depending on the condition of aquatic plants. For healthy growth of aquatic plants, trace elements should be given in a good balance when aquatic plants grow vigorously. When plants are thriving, more iron is required in addition to other trace elements. When the aquatic plants mature, supplementation of potassium is advantageous.
C. Supplementation of Iron for Vivid Red Color
Nitrogen and iron especially affect the red color of aquatic plants. Unlike nitrogen which is always supplied from substrate and fish waste, iron is prone to be insufficient in planted aquarium. Adding iron-rich ADA ECA helps plants to produce vivid red color.
D. Improvement of Plant Growth and Color by Supplementing Nitrogen
When aquatic plants thrive in an aquarium only with a small number of fish, the nitrogen in the aquarium becomes insufficient, which may affect the growth or colors of aquatic plants. Green Brighty Special containing nitrogen improves the plant growth and colors.
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