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Re: Duckweek and nitrogen fixation
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com (Aquatic-Plants)
- Subject: Re: Duckweek and nitrogen fixation
- From: "David W. Webb" <dwebb at ti_com>
- Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 15:44:52 -0600
- Conversation-Id: <BMSMTP87919816825a0206807 at dsks52_itg.ti.com>
>Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 00:25:55 -0500 (EST)
>From: TYELLA at aol_com
> I may be misremebering, but doesn't duckweed fix atmospheric
> If so, it may cause some problems. I doubt, however, that an aquarium
>ever be nitrogen limited, so maybe there will be no problem at all.
No, duckweed is unable to fix atmospheric nitrogen.
You'd be surprised at how easily a heavily planted tank can run out of
nitrates. Not only can it happen, but when it happens, you often have
phosphate-related algae problems.
David W. Webb Texas Instruments
(972) 575-3443 (voice) http://www.dallas.net/~dwebb
(214) 581-2380 (pager) 2145812380 at alphapage_airtouch.com