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fertilizers and biofilter
Thanks to the guys who answered my liquid fertilizer questions.
In my tanks (30 & 135 Gallon) I have mainly cichlids and some plants of
the Echinodorus species. My LFS told me to use a product called TMG. Is
that good advice??
Now something else. Isn't it so that a (small or big) part of the
fertilizer goes to waste in the bio filter. I mean, the stronger the bio
filter the more it 'eats' away the stuff that floats around in the tank.
I guess that should also be true regarding conditioners and medicines.
I can imagine that this loss of products by a bio filter screws up the
nutrient balance I hear so often about. How do you know which part of a
fertilizer is lost in the bio filter, and how much actually is taken up
by the plants? Perhaps some bacteria fancy particular nutrients from the
Thanx for your answers.