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RE: [APD] re water changes
Consfusion? On APD? This could happen?
Good you cleared up your strand in the thread -- lots of
good stuff gets said even in the confusing threads.
I will add that, if the plants aren't responding to
increased NO3 and NO3 is accumulating, then something else
is limiting growth and as well, NO3 use by the plants. That
could be limited lighting or lack of another nutrient.
--- Laith Arif <laith at swissonline_ch> wrote:
> I think there is confusion here...
> > >>Then why am I (and many others) adding KNO3 to my
> > >>tank 3x a week? Or have I misunderstood your post?
> > >>
> > >>If I don't add KNO3, I quickly reach 0 Nitrates.
> > >>
> > >>
> was my response to a message from Chris Hotte saying that
> it is not possible
> to reach 0 Nitrates in a planted tank.
> He then responded with:
> > Okay, I guess my previous post was kinda presumptuous.
> > never seen
> > growth like that in my own tank. I started adding KN03,
> but after
> > testing found that was a no-no. In my tank it builds up
> > it's own and
> > water changes are necessary in two weeks to keep the
> > sane. I've
> > got relatively low light however, so that is likely it.
> I'm not mixing anything. I add KNO3 to my tanks and do
> weekly 50% water
> Just to clear things up before this gets *really*
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wise, Nicholas [mailto:Nicholas_Wise at lgeenergy.com]
> Sent: 04 April 2005 15:33
> To: aquatic plants digest
> Subject: RE: [APD] re water changes
> It seems that maybe you are mixing two different methods.
> You are
> adding KNO3 3x a week, yet not wanting to do water
> changes? Dosing
> nutrients at relatively high levels should be accompanied
> by WEEKLY
> water changes. If you only want to do changes every 2-3
> weeks, try
> adding small amounts of KNO3 once a week.
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