Re: Low Iron Levels
>From: fidder at drmail_dr.att.com
>Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 22:06:21 -0600
>Subject: Update on no iron showing up
>Note to the mailing list, George and I have had a running dialog on
>my problems with getting an iron reading from my show tank. Since the
>information that I am collecting might be of more general value I am
>going to copy my data and observations to the list.
>If anyone has any other ideas to try I am open.
This does not explain all of your situation, but I thought I would mention
that when I first started adding Dupla drops to my 29 gal. moderately
planted tank I had to add 10 drops a day (10-20 times normal dose) for 8
days before I got any Fe reading on the (admittedly lousy) Dupla iron test.
At the time I thought it might be that the peat in my filter was
hiding/absorbing it, but I do not notice lower levels when I change the peat
since then. It seems to me when plants need iron they can really soak it
up. Perhaps with your exuberant water changes your plants just haven't