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RE: [APD] Return of the G. >> Summary of Barr Method
>Does there exist, anywhere on the internet, a nice summary or
>howto of Mr. Tom Barr's methods for a planted aquarium? In
>an "easy to understand for a non-chemist" format?
> Or has Mr. Barr written a book yet and I missed it? ;)
> I know I can archive hunt, but I thought it wouldn't
>hurt to ask this question.
I don't think a truly complete page exists, but these links are pretty
complete in toto:
In a nutshell: you maintain a high level of nutrients by dosing up to 3-4x a
week(depending on light intensity/plant biomass). Large weekly water changes
(50%) prevent anything from becoming to high.
It can get pretty technical, but you can begin good Barr page like this one:
http://rubick.com:8002/aquarium/fertilization and do a bit of trial and
error. (At the moment I am not dosing any K2PO4.)
Using the nutrients listed: it's cheap, requires only testing for CO2, uses
basic aquarium maintenance skills to deal with plant health.
In summary: http://www.aquatic-plants.org/fert/est_index/est_index2.html
Not too much technical detail here, but a good summary of the thinking
behind the method:
Barr's List of Recommended Levels and Parameters:
Chuck Gadd's dosing calculator:
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