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Re: Algae on leaves
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: Algae on leaves
- From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
- Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 19:08:02 -0400
- In-reply-to: <200306151121.h5FBLLLS006577@otter.actwin.com>
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> My GH test kit ran out a while back, but
> our tap water is pretty hard here and thus my KH and GH were always on
> the hard side. Does this mean I'm probably okay as far as Mg? Should I
> possibly stop the Epsom Salt (MgSO4) additions?
If you have 3-5 GH or so there's likely no need to add it.
> As far as K2SO4, I couldn't find any in town so I have not been dosing
> that. However, I have just started using Seachem Flourish Potassium as
> that was available at my LFS. K2SO4 is just a source of potassium, right?
> As far as KNO3, unfortunately I haven't been regular about dosing it.
This will mess things up.
> Wasn't terribly sure how much to use, but based on other posts I was
> guessing 1/2 teaspoon 2-3 times a week. Since I haven't been regular
> about it it might indeed be lacking. KNO3 is basically just a source of
> nitrogen, right?
> In conclusion:
> From the questions you've been asking me, I'm getting that the three
> biggies (N, P, K) are what you're after, along with whatever trace
> element package I want to use. If I can make sure I've got sufficient
> N, P, and K (along with traces and CO2), I should be okay?
Some trimming, water changes, and reasonable fish load, add herbivores, the
> Thanks for your help and input!
> - -joe