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Re: Yamato Green

Paul Sears wrote (replying to Robert H):

> > YamatoGreen N ( potassium nitrate): Nutrients are identical to Yamato Green,
> > except for the addition of 0.15% Nitrogen.
>         That is, almost no nitrogen.  I doubt that one would ever detect
> the difference in a tank with fish.

The stuff I've been using has twice that much nitrogen, and I figured it
was just from the EDTA.

> > The fact that they openly offer a Pot. nitrate derived product is unusual
> > since most commercial companies are afraid of the product being labeled as
> > causing algae outbreaks, he told me the following: "Plants do not directly
> > consume nitrate as they do ammonia,
>         O.K. so far.
> > but we use a special chelating process
> > to help make nitrogen more readily available to the plants.
>         Looks like BS.

To me too.  Maybe this just means "We use a chelating agent that
decomposes to release nitrogen."  Otherwise I don't have a clue what
chelation might have to do with nitrogen.

Roger Miller