Plant feed golden ratio

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    Considering the prepared fertilizer feeds available for gardens (eg. 3:1:5 general ferts, 8:1:5 for roses, 4:1:1 for lawns) does a perfect/general ratio exist for planted tanks.

    I am considering an option which perfectly balances the macro nutrients such that the micros can still be fed through the water column. Has anyone come across the perfect mix?
     
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    Hi Fisher,

    That simply does not work for aquatic plants, its a completely different ball game. You need certain ions there is larger amounts and other in tiny amounts and they are used differently depending on light amount of CO2 and substrate feeding. So no, you cannot do this for aquatic plants.

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