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Re: [APD] Nitrogen source
What about getting some potassium nitrate powder and using
that? Undoubtedly the cheapest way to go and powder is
easy to measure.
--- Dgrim62 at cs_com wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I am currently supplementing my 240 gallon tank with one
> of the commercially
> prepared planted aquarium nitrogen supplements. I test
> with a Lamotte test
> Are there any cheaper sources of nitrogen that would be
> comparable to the
> commercial products that I could use and still get
> accurate readings with the
> Lamotte? I am currently using a good bit of N. Hopefully,
> as I introduce more
> fish and the tank ages I may need to use less, but for
> right now it is my single
> biggest additive cost.
> I was wondering if one of the garden type Nitrogen
> sources would be a good
> substitue? The aquarium supplements are pure, I assume.
> That would be my only
> concern about using something not aquarium specific,
> other ingredients that
> might be harmful in a planted tank.
> The tank is 240 gallons, light is metal halide, sump
> setup, CO2 injection.
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