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Re: [APD] ferts on a new tank
Just for the record, fwiw, I've never had a problem with
rooting plants developing strong roots and I always
maintain nutrient levels right off the bat when I set up a
Perhaps, with ample nutrients, the plants, and their roots,
are better able to grow. It's not an anthorpomorhic answer,
just an observation that ferts in a new tank don't seem to
hinder plant development at all.
--- John Van Rees <revjohn at spiritone_com> wrote:
> I will step up here and wait your reply :-) The reason I
> would see it...
> would be the same as terrestrial plants and more like
> your lawn grass. If
> you water and feed your lawn grass too often, too much,
> there is no need
> for them to develop strong root systems... if they have
> to go hunt for
> water and food they will out of necessity and survival
> produce a better
> root system. If you would keep the ferts out of the new
> tank for a while...
> it would translate to me that the result would be the
> same. If the ferts
> were in the water column the plants would have no need to
> produce a nice
> healthy root system.
> Make sense?
> John Van Rees
> >Message: 4
> >Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 10:21:01 -0700 (PDT)
> >From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at yahoo_com>
> >Subject: [APD] When to start fertilizing a newly set up
> tank(or why
> > wait?)
> >To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> >Several folks suggest that you do not fertilize a new
> plant tank for the
> >first few week/s. My question is **why** not?
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