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[APD] Re: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 12, Issue 6

Message: 3
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 13:45:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: W C <iceman_78_98 at yahoo_com>
Subject: [APD] Planted tank with no fish
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com


I understand that aquatic plants rely a lot on the
nutrients found in fish wastes to grow and survive. I
was wondering if plants can thrive in a aquarium tank
with no fish in it. If it is possible then what
supplements will I need to supply in order to
compensate for the lack of fish? 

The only reason I ask this is because my apartment
doesn't allow pets whatsoever. But they didn't say I
couldn't have a planted tank :)


Easy, add KNO3/KH2PO4/traces.
Most add this to CO2 enriched tanks for the plants since the fish cannot supply enough waste without exceeding the NH4 production and cycling in a tank without an algae bloom.

Tom Barr

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