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Re: [APD] Re: High water evaporation in a planted aquarium
Undoubtedly so, in time. The question is, what time? Six
months sounds like a nice time to go without water changes.
And that can be done.
--- Clint Brearley <clint_brearley at telstra_com> wrote:
> In fish-only tanks, accumulation of nitrate and phophate
> is an
> *indication* of poor water quality and the main reason
> for water
> changes. However, accumulation of these nutrients is
> rarely a problem
> in planted setups. But, maybe I'm just being paranoid
> here, if water
> changes were not performed, would other harmful compounds
> that cannot be tested for with hobbist test kits?
> (Excluding problems
> of evaporation that have already been discussed).
> Clint Brearley
> Melbourne, Australia
> > I know theres no getting around water changes....but
> > I am curious. The main reason for water changes, is to
> > nitrates etc out
> > of the tank water, and to replenish it with new water
> > nutients etc...
> > In a plant tank though, plants use a lot of those 'bad'
> things you are
> > trying to take out with the water changes...phosphates,
> > not sure
> > what else. So it appears as the main reason for a
> water change
> > in a
> > planted tank, is more for replenishment then removal?
> I am
> > probably wrong
> > there.
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