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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #127

Roger Miller writes:

<< In fact, I fail (miserably) to understand the logic of adding nitrate
 fertilizer to limit algae growth. >>

I'm not sure, Roger, but I think the idea is that if your tank is heavily
planted, and you drive the nitrate up so that the phosphate is the limiter,
the "Macro" plants will consume enough phosphate to starve out the "Micro"
plants (algae)  Of course my tanks at this point are not that heavily planted,
so I have tried it yet.

Bob Dixon