Nulagi will work well with planted aquariums as it provides more nutrients required for the growth of plants. While about 90% of the nutrients in Nualgi are being used up for diatom bloom, 10% would still be available for the plants in the aquarium. As nutrients in Nualgi are in bio available form, they are quickly absorbed by the macrophytes leading to healthier plants. Trace nutrients provided by Nualgi can be particularly deficient in the aquarium if soft water is being used for planted aquariums. As aquarists gain experience with Nualgi, they will be able to vary the dosage of other nutrients being added to the tank to maintain an ideal nutrient level.