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RE: [APD] Re: BGA Advice


This may have slipped through the cracks but just wanted to point out again
that it is really not a good idea to add KNO3 to a tank with no plants!!

KNO3 in itself does NOT kill BGA.  The KNO3 is dosed to a planted tank to
ensure that enough NO3 and K are available for the healthy growth of the
plants... Healthy plants = no algae...

If I've completely missed an element in this story, or if I've got the whole
dosing Nitrate reasoning wrong, please someone let me know!


-----Original Message-----
From: Laith Arif [mailto:laith at swissonline_ch] 
Sent: 02 March 2005 13:01
To: 'Liz W'; 'aquatic plants digest'
Subject: RE: [APD] Re: BGA Advice

The advice of adding KNO3 was for a heavily planted tank...

I wouldn't start adding KNO3 to a tank with no plants!


-----Original Message-----
From: Liz W [mailto:satirica at gmail_com] 
Sent: 02 March 2005 03:53
To: aquatic plants digest
Subject: Re: [APD] Re: BGA Advice

Hi Fran,

KNO3 is Potassium (K) Nitrate (NO3).  I'm pretty sure you can order it
from Greg Watson.  http://www.gregwatson.com/   Great guy, great
shipping, great prices.


> >From what I *think* Tom is saying here, we might be able to keep the BGA
away with the addition of KNO3.  That's all well and good, but 1) what on
earth is KNO3? and 2) where can we find it (without having the FBI come
looking for us)?

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