Yes, plants need light for photosynthesis, but too much sunlight can cause algae issues. Consider using aquarium-specific lights for controlled lighting. Visit our Blog for more information on lighting.
Absolutely! In fact, dissolving your NPK fertilizer in water is the best way to ensure even distribution to your aquarium plants.
Aquarium-safe fertilizers like ours are designed to be safe for fish when used correctly. Over-fertilization can lead to water quality issues that can impact fish health.
Yes, over-fertilization can lead to nutrient imbalances and promote algae growth, which can be harmful to fish.
Yes, excessive amounts can lead to nutrient imbalances, potentially harming your plants and promoting unwanted algae growth.
Aquarium plants absorb water but they mainly absorb nutrients and CO2 dissolved in the water.
Most aquarium plants need a fair amount of potassium. Fast-growing species like Cabomba and Hornwort may need more.
Algae doesn’t exactly ‘eat’ fertilizer, but it can thrive on excess nutrients in your tank water, which can come from over-fertilization.
Algae is a simple organism that can quickly take advantage of excess nutrients and light, which can often make it grow faster than your aquarium plants.
Air stones can help increase oxygen levels in the water, which can benefit fish. However, they’re not always necessary in a well-maintained planted aquarium.
Not necessarily. In a planted tank, the plants can provide oxygen to the water during the day. However, air stones can help improve oxygenation and water circulation.
Yes, during the day, aquarium plants photosynthesize and release oxygen into the water, benefiting both fish and beneficial bacteria.
Yes, regular water changes help to remove excess nutrients and waste, improving overall water quality in your planted aquarium.
It’s generally best to fertilize aquarium plants during their active growing period. Early morning or just before the lights turn on is a good time.
Sand can create a natural and visually appealing look in an aquarium. It’s also good for certain species of fish that prefer sandy substrates.
No, actually it’s quite the opposite. Healthy, thriving aquarium plants can help reduce algae growth by competing for the same resources like light and nutrients.
Yes, it’s possible to use fish fertilizer weekly. However, always remember to follow the instructions on the label and adjust according to your plants’ needs.
Unlike some land plant fertilizers, fish-based fertilizers are less likely to cause ‘burn’ or damage to your plants when used correctly.
Several factors can cause this, like inadequate lighting, poor water quality, or insufficient nutrients. Our Aquatrition Product Selector can help you choose the right fertilizers to address these issues.
The amount varies depending on the product. Always follow the instructions provided on the label of your Aquatrition product.
A 20-10-20 fertilizer would typically have 20% Nitrogen, 10% Phosphorous, and 20% Potassium. It’s used to promote overall growth in plants, including those in aquariums.
Yes, different types of aquarium soils can be mixed to achieve a certain nutrient profile or to improve the substrate’s texture.
When used correctly, aquarium-safe plant fertilizers should not negatively affect your fish. However, over-fertilization can potentially harm both fish and plants.
You can directly add it to your aquarium water. Just make sure to follow the instructions on the product label for dosage and frequency.