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 micronutrients (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.