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- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: nutrients
- From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
- Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 17:12:29 -0500
- In-reply-to: <200211070957.gA79vaqg004418 at mailhub_actwin.com>
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> Im trying to figure out what nutritions I should give my planted tank.
> I went trough the arcives for a while and I found a lot of bits and pieces,
> now Im trying to put them all together.
> NO3 Nitrates - I only found "NITRATES removers" but I red you can get it by
> adding KNO3, adding K in the procces.
Plants are the nitrate(NO3) removers.
Adding KNO3 works well.
> PO4 Phosphates - I thought available at a lot of places
There might be enough in your tap water.
> K2SO4 Potassium - From a gardening store
> Lots of micros - I hear tropica master grow is good.
Yes, it's very good. Flourish is also good as is Sera.
> Off coure I understand you should only add them when they are 0 or almost 0
> and a little bit at a time... balance.
> Well did I miss anything ?
You got most of it. Just get the CO2 in a good range and keep it there.
Adjust it to the pH/KH/CO2 table and use only CO2 gas to adjust the pH down.
That's often a toughy for new folks.
Read over the table/doses.
Less light is generally better than more.