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Re: [APD] Re: Re: Dust algae with skunky smell
--- Pete <peteal at sympatico_ca> wrote:
> Hehe, I guess the smell nails it down then to what it is,
> thanks people.
> Man those LaMotte kits are expensive, think I'll save
> that to a last resort.
> Pity because I love toys/tools like that :P
Then you might consider the SeChem nitrate and phosphate
test kits. More expensive than others but much cheaper than
the LaMotte. Not as precise as the LaMotte but still pretty
> I didn't actually use a kit for iron testing, just going
> by the plant
> effect. Along with the messed up cabomba leaves in
> general went
> pale/whitish with the UV going for longer periods of
> time. I thought the UV
> effect the chelated iron (making it non) or is that
> another myth.
It can break down the chelator which lets the iron oxidize.
But the plants can still use the iron.
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