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Planted tank with inverts?

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by AfishIonado, Mar 13, 2012.

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    Ok so I want to add some fert to my tank for my plants but everything I see sad copper sulfate and I know inverts won't tolerate that. So what can I use?


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    How much copper? Ferts usually have only a trace, not enough to harm most inverts. I don't think I'd risk expensive CRS etc or some of the newer snails but RCS, yeah.
     
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    I use leaf zone and havent had a problem with my shrimp, snails, or crays.
     
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    I have cherry's and yellows not in same tank and dose ferts don't see any harm but then i also do weekly water changes so levels wont build up
     
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    All ferts have some Cu in it, but it is fine for inverts. It is trace amounts that the plants use, so your inverts will be fine.
     
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    Ok. I'm gonna go get some tomoro... Along with some cherry shrimp whoo


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    Sounds like a plan ;)
     
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    Cherrys should be fine IME. Good luck, they're fun!
     

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