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Re: [APD] amquel plus and nitrates

I don't add phosphates to my tank but my tank test 5-10 ppm..

This is because I have a high fish load at the moment. Aparently the
phosphates comes from the fish food (bone meal in the food I think).

One must add the caveat.. it all depends on the fish load.


>Plants have to have NPK and traces plus CO2 to grow.  If you have
>lots of everything except P (phosphate) the plants struggle to grow
>and don't use much of the other nutrients.  But, if you have a
>balance of all of the nutrients along with adequate light, the plants
>grow very well, using up all of the nutrients.
>Vaughn H.
>On Jul 29, 2006, at 7:25 PM, Jerry Baker wrote:
> > Eli Moss wrote:
> >> Just a nitrate testing kit...multitest, I think.  You'd recommend
> >> adding
> >> phosphates?
> >
> > Absolutely required.
> >
> > --
> > Jerry Baker

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