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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #695

>		Mains		Cryptocoryne
>		Water		Area
>Ca/Mg		83%		27%
>Na		14%		56%
>K		3%		17%
>HCO3		50%		41%
>SO4		30%		8%
>Cl		20%		51%
>Or does it really not matter if the ratio of the cations in our tanks and in
>a tropical stream is different, given sufficient Ca, Mg and K for plant

Geez. Just add marine salt. Note the high Na and Cl levels. Some crypts
(ciliata, pontiderifolia) are known to do well in slightly salty water.

Richard J. Sexton                                         richard at aquaria_net
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