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Re: [APD] Re: Need fast growing, low light, low maintenance,

From: Paul Krombholz <krombhol at teclink_net>
>I doubt that the water sprite died from not enough
>light.  I bet it was some kind of nutrient lack,
>probably lack of >iron.  Was the new 
>growth pale?  If there was enough light to produce
>green water, then that should have been enough light
>to grow water >sprite. 

You're probably right Paul. I think I might have a
nutrient problem. I was reading this article on the
web on Algae Control. 
And it mentioned that a plant might not grow if it
doesn't have a balance source of light, Nitrogen,
Phosphate, Potassium, and "Trace Elements" But algae
can grow even when not all of these nutrients exist in
the water. So I'm thinking not only is my water sprite
not growing but its decaying leaves is supplying the
algae with more nutrients for growth. I guess that's
where my green water came from. Now I know I have
plenty of Nitrogen and Phosphate from fish wastes, I
guess its just Potassium and "Trace Elements" that are
missing from my tank. Are there Potassium supplements
that you can buy from the pet store?


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