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Re: [APD] Tom Barr's Estimative Index
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Tom's been a member of this list since the beginning of time. :-)
On 11/30/05, Saugata Banerjee <saugatab at gmail_com> wrote:
> Hi! All,
> Sometime back I was reading Tom Barr's Report on "Estimative Index". It is
> quite an interesting article. In a nutshell this is what he suggests for a
> 20G planted tank with pressurised CO2 injection & sufficient light (4
> KNO3 - 1/4th of a teaspoon
> KH2PO4 - 1/32th of a teaspoon
> Trace Elements - 5 ml per dosage
> Seachem Equilibrium during weekly water change
> Weekly water change of 50%
> Now, KNO3 & KH2PO4 is be dosed on Day 1 followed by Trace Elements on Day2
> and then repeat the process. On the day of water change only KNO3 & KH2PO4
> to be dosed along with Seachem's Equilibrium.
> Now what I would like to know is that has anybody tried out this mode of
> dosing? If yes what was the result? He also says that in this way there is
> NO NEED for test kits! What Tom Barr suggests seems to be diametrically
> opposite to what is generally felt right. For eg:- he maintains that
> Phosphate doesn't lead to algae bloom". His dosage routine is also not in
> line with PMDD as he advocates KH2PO4 instead of K2SO4.
> What are the comments of experts (planted tanks) on his theory?
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