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Re: PO4 kits
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: PO4 kits
- From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
- Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 21:34:46 -0800
- In-Reply-To: <200101292048.PAA21957 at actwin_com>
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> Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 11:41:30 -0800
> From: Ted Backman <tedb at valvesoftware_com>
> Subject: Seeking good phosphate test kit.
> Could someone recommend one?
> also, I'd be interested in hearing what people thought about the various
> phosphate absorption products (pillows, mats, solutions, etc ) that are on
> the market, and wheather they're appropriate for planted tanks or not.
SeaChem is good and well priced. Hach makes a good one and Lamott makes a
good one also. Hach is the best but is pricey.
Get your plants to grow well and you will not need no PO4 absorption pillows
etc. My tap had loads of PO4. I have to add it these days. I watched my PO4
drop by .2ppm a day in a good running plant tank. NPK is what plants like to
grow well but it needs to be in balanced proportions, not absent.