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Why fertilize my aquatic plants? Áren't fish wastes enough to feed the plants?

Discussion in 'Planted Aquarium Fertilizer' started by Julia Adkins, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Julia Adkins

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    All living things need the same basic macro and micro nutrients. Fish wastes are mostly nitrates. While nitrates are a key ingredient in protein synthesis they are not sufficient alone to support thriving growth and development. Calcium is important for cell wall strength and thickness of stems. Chloride is important for photosynthesis. Magnesium improves blooming; enhances the green color and helps plants grow bushier. Phosphates help convert other nutrients into usable building blocks for growth. Phosphates are a component of the complex nucleic acid structure of plants which regulates protein synthesis, cell division and development of new tissue. Potassium is an essential plant nutrient and is required in large amounts for proper growth and reproduction.
     
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    and trace elements also required for proper growth.
     
  3. Dennis Singh

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    I do not get how to order fertilizers from your site, can you please pm me?
     
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    In addition to CO2 and light, aquarium plants require nutrients in the substrate and the water for lush and healthy growth.
     
  5. Julia Adkins

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    Trace or micro nutrients assist with the use of the macro nutrients which are mostly structural components. They also assist with physiologic functions.
     
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