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Re: seachem's equilibrium
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: seachem's equilibrium
- From: Greg Morin <greg at seachem_com>
- Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 11:08:36 -0500
- In-reply-to: <200212121000.gBCA0PC3018453 at otter_actwin.com>
- References: <200212121000.gBCA0PC3018453 at otter_actwin.com>
>Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 20:05:57 -0500
>From: "Jeff vamos" <jbvamos at rcn_com>
>Subject: seachem's equilibrium
>I was reading the label on the bottle of equilibrium and it says that if you
>use the recommended dosage, then it will raise the potassium level by
>65mg/l. If I remember correctly, mg/l is the same as ppm. Is this the level
>seachem recommends for K? I thought K should be between 20-30ppm. Is there
>anyone that is using equilibrium at the recommended dose? Maybe Dr.Morin can
>elaborate on this.
We've seen recommendations for potassium ranging from 10 mg/L up to
120 mg/L so we tried to peg ours somewhere in the middle. Since I've
not come across anything showing that any particular level in this
range is detrimental I've come to the conclusion that while potassium
is critical, the precise amount is not so critical just as long as
there is a sufficient "pool" available to draw on by the plants.
Probably getting much above 120-150 would be detrimental for
salinity/osmotic reasons with freshwater plants. If you're using
Equilibrium on a regular basis with water changes then you really
shouldn't need to use Flourish Potassium. Flourish Potassium is
ideally suited in to those situations where the water already has a
sufficient GH (calcium/magnesium content) but very low potassium.
But, it can of coursed be use in any situation where increasing
potassium is desirable.
Gregory Morin, Ph.D. ~~~~~~~Research Director~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Seachem Laboratories, Inc. www.seachem.com 888-SEACHEM