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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #296

Hi Larry,

Potassium nitrate is also known as "saltpeter" and "niter". It was (is?)
used in making sour cucumbers. The principal use, however, is in
explosives & propellants and as fertilizer. It could be that people do
not know that the product they sell is actually KNO3!



> Larry Botkin wrote:

> HI;
>    I'm looking for a source for Potassium Nitrate (KNO3).  I've tried every
> likely source I can think of in my area and have struck out every time. I'm
> trying to bring my nitrates up to a reasonable level to get my plants to
> recover and start growing again. Currently my nitrates are 0.0 and the
> plants are starting to melt away.
> larry
> botkin at jorsm_com