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Re: Plant probs (more nutrient questions)
- To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: Plant probs (more nutrient questions)
- From: "warhau" <warhau at austin_rr.com>
- Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 09:46:13 -0500
- Importance: Normal
Steve Pituch wrote:
> I am sure Guru Tom Barr will comment on this but based on what he told me
(as I understood it) I am dosing the following.
>1) 1.1 grams KNO3 per 20 gallons, twice per week. (Greenlight stump
remover from the plant store.) This is mostly for nitrate but also gives
>2) 1.0 gram muriate of potash per 20 gallons, once per week. (also
bought cheap at the plant store) This is for Potassium. K2SO4 can also be
used if available.
>3) 5 ml of Flourish per 20 gallons, twice per week.
>4) Do a 50% water change once per week to reset nutrient levels and
Thanks for the reply Steve. I fixed that link for my main tanks specs.
Is this a permanent regiment or just something until they start looking
better, and get better established? I was originally planning on 25% water
change every two weeks.
Any suggestions on an inexpensive gram scale which is accurate enough to
Are there test kits for nutrient levels for things like K2SO4 and KNO3?