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additive alphabet soup
- To: APD <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: additive alphabet soup
- From: Joe Reiter <joe at spintronic_com>
- Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 15:12:47 -0700
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I'm sure this has been brought up before, but I couldn't quite dig up
the right posts during my search. Once again, I turn to this most
gracious and knowledgable group of folks for assistance!
What exactly are you getting out of the common additives, such as those
Tom Barr recommends? For example(s):
potassium nitrate (KNO3) gives you nitrate, which gives the plants
potassium sulphate (K2SO4) gives you potassium?
magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) gives you magnesium?
If my above assumptions are correct, then it seems using products like
Seachem Flourish Potassium and Flourish Nitrogen could take the place of
the KNO3 and K2SO4, right? I'm only trying to fully understand how
everything works. I specifically mention the Seachem line of products
because my LFS happens to carry them. So in a pinch, if I can't find
the cheaper alternatives it should be perfectly reasonable (price not
withstanding) to pop down to the LFS and pick up the Flourish products,