Re: "stupid plants"
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Re: "stupid plants"
From: psears at NRCan_gc.ca (Paul Sears)
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 1997 16:45:51 -0500 (EST)
In-Reply-To: <199701040839.DAA31755 at looney_actwin.com> from "Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com" at Jan 4, 97 03:39:02 am
> From: "Williams, Rochelle - DCSPIM" <williaro at ftmcphsn-emh1_army.mil>
> Subject: Stupid Plants
> My stupid plants don't appreciate PMDD and more light.
You're not using PMDD
> I'm frustrated and
> don't know what to do...HELP!
Read the original posting (www.cam.org/~tomlins).
> I went from 1.5 watts per gal to 3 watts per
> gal last week. About a month ago, a version of PMDD was added because the
> tank was nitrogen limited. I add 5 drops of TetraPond Flora Fin with a
> guaranteed analysis of N - 0.55%, P2O5 - 0.00% and K2O - 6.60% which is
> added every 2-3 days.
Unless the tank is _very_ small, this sounds like a very low
dose of K and N. Each addition is about 1 mg N and 13 mg K. I use
something like twenty times as much nitrogen _per day_ in a 160 L tank.
> I also add 5 drops of Wiegandt GmbH's ferro vit for
> additional iron. The label doesn't give specific details (yes, I know
> that's bad) and says its an "iron-complex fertilizer for freshwater
> plants." Since I'm not adding other micronutrients, I figured I could live
> with it until I find a good micronutrient source.
Start adding the other micronutrients, and a decent amount of
K and N!
> But why are the plants developing holes in
> them??????? AUGHHHHHHHHH!!!!! THIS ISN'T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN!
This is consistent with serious underfeeding.
Paul Sears Ottawa, Canada
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