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Re: Flourish nitrogen and Phosphorus
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Flourish nitrogen and Phosphorus
- From: Greg Morin <greg at seachem_com>
- Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 11:30:41 -0500
- In-reply-to: <200211221004.gAMA4Ed5016781 at otter_actwin.com>
- References: <200211221004.gAMA4Ed5016781 at otter_actwin.com>
>I think this came up in conversation here once before, but don't remember if
>it generated much response...
>Seachem has come out with two products, Flourish nitrogen, and Flourish
>Can someone explain this "unavailable" form? Does this mean algae can not
>feed on it?
It means that the ammoniacal nitrogen is not present as free ammonia
or ammonium per se, but rather is part of a more complex molecule
that can be broken down to yield ammonium (by the plants). So, in
theory algae could also utilize it as a nitrogen source however our
studies and beta testing did not show this to be the case (i.e. very
little to no algae growth, in fact many saw algae declines).
>>>When used as directed Flourish PhosphorusT will enhance and accelerate the
>growth of aquatic plants without enhancing algae growth.<<
>Can someone elaborate on this statement?
Plants need phosphorus for growth, thus if supplied as needed the
plants will "flourish" and keep algae from taking hold.
>So is anyone using this? Is this a suitable alternative to buying raw
I'll let others answer this one... ;-)
Gregory Morin, Ph.D. ~~~~~~~Research Director~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Seachem Laboratories, Inc. www.seachem.com 888-SEACHEM