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[APD] Re: Optimum nutrient levels
Greg Fiske wrote:
> The Phosphate seemed off. I think we are looking for .18 ppm for PO4, not
> 1.8 ppm PO4. This is what I use in my 18 Gallon,
If that is working for you, keep on truckin'! :) But Tom's method
calls for more...the idea is to *unlimit* the nutrients. My tanks
(mostly PC equipped in the 2.5-3W/gal range) that I've monitored
uptake in will eat 0.18ppm PO4 in a matter of hours so long as
everything else is ok.
When keeping the nutrients rich, the key to keeping things operating
smoothly is CO2. It must be kept in the 20-30ppm range throughout
the *entire* photoperiod. This is where it pays to drop some $$$ for
good testing equipment, IMO.
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