Flourish Trace

  • Trace elements supplement for the planted aquarium
  • Allows for more frequent dosing than a broad spectrum supplement without worrying about a build up of more slowly used components

Flourish Trace™ supplies a broad range of trace elements demonstrated to be necessary for proper plant health and growth (see below for signs of deficiencies). Trace elements are normally depleted by utilization, oxidation and precipitation. The latter two processes occur more rapidly than with other micronutrients. This makes it important to restore trace elements on a regular basis. Flourish Trace™ is safe for invertebrates such as shrimp.

We normally recommend one start with Flourish® and/or Flourish Tabs™. These provide a broad range of micro-nutrients (vitamins, amino acids) and micro and trace elements (iron, manganese, nickel, cobalt, etc) that will enhance plant health and growth. If the growth rate is substantial the trace elements are often utilized more rapidly than the other components in Flourish®, thus in this case it would be beneficial to also employ Flourish Trace™ along with Flourish® and/or Flourish Tabs™.

Sizes: 50 mL, 100 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 2 L, 4 L

Signs of Trace Element Deficiencies
  • Boron: Death of stem and root apical meristem, leaves twisted, young tissue most affected
  • Cobalt: used for nitrogen fixation, same as nitrogen deficiency signs (stunted growth)
  • Copper: Young leaves dark green, twisted, wilted, tip remains alive
  • Manganese: Chlorosis of young leaves, with smallest veins remaining green, necrosis between veins
  • Molybdenum: Chlorosis, twisting, death of young leaves
  • Zinc: Reduced leaf size, shortened internodes, chlorosis, spotted leaves, older leaves most affected
  • Nickel: lack of germination or seed formation, required for iron absorption

Use 1 capful (5┬ámL) for every 80 L (20 US gallons) twice a week. When using in conjunction with Flourish®, dose on alternate days.

Recommended Dose

mL ( caps)

Considerations: Use twice a week. When using in conjunction with Flourish®, dose on alternate days.

A: Because the elements are in trace amounts, they should not increase your general hardness. The trace elements in Flourish Trace™ are either utilized, oxidized or precipitated from solution.

A: Flourish Trace™ is a supplement based on the National Academy of Sciences findings that certain trace/ultra-trace minerals are necessary for development of plant life. These trace/ultra-trace minerals are rapidly consumed and depleted through chemical means, some in mere hours. Flourish® is an organically based supplement. The use of Flourish Trace™ will give you a way to dose back these trace/ultra-trace minerals without doubling up on the organics found in Flourish®. I would use them preferably on alternate days to keep a constant influx of these trace/ultra-trace minerals available to your plants.

A: Flourish Trace™ can be used daily. It is probably not necessary unless you have lush plant growth in your aquarium. If your aquarium is sparsely planted, using this product daily will be wasteful.

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Amounts per 1 g
Boron (B) 0.0028%
Cobalt (Co) 0.00003%
Copper (Cu) 0.0032%
Manganese (Mn) 0.0085%
Molybdenum (Mo) 0.0003%
Zinc (Zn) 0.0169%
Rubidium (Rb) 0.000008%
Nickel (Ni) 0.000003%
Vanadium (V) 0.000002%

Derived from: copper sulfate, cobalt sulfate, manganese sulfate, boric acid, sodium molybdate, zinc sulfate, rubidium chloride, nickel chloride, vanadium sulfate

0744 Flourish Trace 50 mL
0745 Flourish Trace 100 mL
0746 Flourish Trace 250 mL
0743 Flourish Trace 500 mL
0748 Flourish Trace 2 L
0749 Flourish Trace 4 L