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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #965

In <199709200748.DAA26152 at acme_actwin.com>, on 09/20/97 
   at 03:48 AM, Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com (Aquatic Plants Digest) said:

>Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 14:54:01 -0700
>From: olga at arts_ubc.ca
>Subject: Fountain plants/fertilizer

> Christopher Carrigan wrote:
>>Subject: >Fountain Plants<
>>My local store here has a plant for sale called a fountani plant. Looks
>>like a Val sp, but has stiffer, narrower leaves. No one here seems to know
>>the correct name or how big it gets. Any ideas?

>I believe that this a bog plant. I will eventually die if grown submersed.
couldn't resist doing that.

>I had one several years ago -- very nice looking plant. Died after a couple
>of months.

>in Vancouver

> Ed.Walker wrote:

>>6 ml of PMDD/day?!  What size tank do you have? How long have you
>>been dosing at this level. Do you measure iron and nitrates to determine

>Hi Ed -- I have a 48 gallon. I started dosing at 6 ml (which is the
>recommended amount according to my literature) only about 2 months ago. Yes
>I measure both. They are both right, also according to Paul and Kevin's
>article. Before I was wishy washy about dosing, putting in only about 3 ml
>and not regularly. I paid for it with lots of algae. I know it seems
>strange to add all those nutrients to control algae but it worked. Wish I
>had some before and after photos. :)

>Thanks for you input on my question. I will continue to dose as usual after

>in Vancouver

Thanks Olga for the info. I got my dosing suggestions from the April article posted
by Tim Mullins, PMDD: Sources and Doses (tablespoon version). Tim states that
the new recommendation is Conlin and Sears' lastest. Here is how it compairs with the original article by Paul & Kevin:

  Tbs Version      Original
       1 Tbs               1 Tbs        Chelated trace mix
       2 Tbs               2 Tbs         K2SO4
       1 Tbs               1 Tbs         KNO3
       1 Tbs               2.5 Tbs      MgSO4+7H2O
        500 ml            300 ml        H2O
    1 ml/120 gal     3 ml/26 gal    Dosage

As you can see there is a large difference in the dilution and in
the dosing recommendations. I know I can determine the proper
dosing by trial and error but I as surprised that there is such a
big difference. Can others that have been using PMDD long
enough to stabilize give their experiences (version & dosage)?

Ed.Walker at triangle-systems_com
You're never too old to
have a happy childhood.