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Re: Nitrogen, and PH Problems
I have some severe nitrogen deficincies in my tank. I have used tetra
Hilena Crypto, but since it contains phosphate the algae in my tank goes
crazy. I have read that KNO3 seems to be the most efficent method to
provide nitrogen. So my question is where can I find it? Is it sold
under any other names?
Another unrelated question that I have is pertaining to ph stuff. I
recently got some discus and I had to lower the tank PH from 8 down to
6.5 - 7. I used Aquarium pharmacudicals proper ph. I had heard that this
contains phosphate, can anyone confirm this? My tank (72 gallons) has
become extremely cloudy after using it. I tried diatoming it,thinking
that it my green algae bloomhad been resurrected, but it was still
cloudy. Normally the diatom filter did the trick. What's at work here?
Why Is my mater cloudy?
Finally, what are some other alternatives to get my water ph down from
9-10 range? I never had much luck with peat. Fooling around with 9M HCl
hardly seems safe any where near or relating to a fishtank.Is there any
way to reset the kh and gh?(If I boiled some of my tap I could probably
drive nails wth the remaining mineral deposits) Would black water
extract work? Are there any different ph target buffers that wouldn't
produce the same cloudy effect?
Thanks in advance,