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re: Trace Elements
>> Christopher Coleman wrote
> Lance Tuttle wrote
>> I think though that it is important to know your
>> tapwater first before supplementation. You are
>> after all only supplementing your tap - if there's
>> enough in there, there's no need to supplement.
>> I think that when tap water is deficient, it is most
>> often deficient in a macronutrient, not a micro
>> nutrient. Iron may be a popular exception.
>> Do you have a particular reason for wanting to
>> add a trace element?
> Actually yes I do. I had my water tested and it wos
> found to be lacking trace elements at the LFS. The
> only advice that I could get at that point was Instant
OK, now where getting somewhere. I have found that
my LFS doesn't always have the knowledge I would like.
Sometimes they also are motivated to sell. Hey why not,
there a store!
Is it possible to have a second opinion on your tap water?
The water authority may very well be able to supply you
with a list of what's in there. You could report that back
to the list here and get a second opinion on your water. This
is a lot less work than cleaning up algae from an overly
christopher.coleman at worldnet_att.net