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Re: Adding iron to new tank

>Date: Sat, 2 Aug 1997 17:12:55 -0700
>From: "Frank I. Reiter" <FIR at istar_ca>
>Subject: Adding iron to new tank
>Yesterday I planted two new 120 gallon tanks, and treated the water with
>Kent's RO right (They were fille with RO, deionized water) and Seachem's
>"Flourish" to add nutrients for the plants.  The dosing instructions on the
>Flourish are "102 mL for each 50 gallons once or twice a week."  I added 4
>mL to each tanks last night.  This morning my Sera iron test reported no
>iron.  I added another 4 mL to each tank today, waited a couple hours for
>thorough mixing, and tested again.  Again zero.
>I don't want to add more for fear of over doing it.  What should I do next?


You must know that the SERA fe test doesn't seem to show the chelated iron. It's probably why your test is 0, however you have iron in your water. Try the Dupla test instead... but you must read the book "The Optimum Aquarium" by Kaspar Horst, and you will learn why such fe test kits can't read the good fe value. Don't worry about that.

Try to add 1 drop of "DuplaPlant24" per 13,20 US gallon each day and you will get all your plant need in your tanks.

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