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Re: [APD] Re: Filters
Testing is bad if you have high quality kits that are
sensitive in the ranges you're testing: 0.5-1.0ppm for
phosphate (ortho phosphate, not organic phosphate) and 5-10
ppm for nitrate.
Doing 50% water changes weekly will temper the effects of
many "sins" -- limits accumulation of a0rganics, over
dosing ferts (within reason). . .
Might help prevent excess production of ammonia but the
mostly cause of that is the use of those fert sticks you
If you follow Tom's advice, you can't go wrong.
Good luck, good fun,
--- ian flores <URVILLE at peoplepc_com> wrote:
> >No. I 'm not saying you should have a trickle filter.
> >saying a larger filter is not your answer. It has more
> >do with what you put in your tank, not how much stuff
> >collect in a canister. IF too much detritus is
> >then the fact that you get a bigger canister to store
> it in
> >(while it's still in the water system) won't make the
> >any cleaner of organics or or ammonia, etc. You'd
> >be beter off doing water changes and avoiding the fert
> oh i see what you meant now. i apologize.
> should i test on a scehdule for while without dosing
> ferts to see what my livestock and whatnot adds in the
> way of natural ferts and then try to figure the dosing
> on top of that you think? or am i just getting to
> analyticl about this?
> i do changes of about 30% every weekend should i up the
> %? yeah i realize now that i ought to be dosing in the
> water column rather than the substrate as it seems to
> make little difference either way.
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