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Re: Subject: Re: Interesting Tank Parameters

No-with the nitrate loads continually high I don't dare use any
fertilizer, outside of Dupla drops. (Which I'm running out of, does anyone
know where to get them from)?

       Gerry Skau
       ANS BigDial Engineering

       Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
         - Oscar Wilde

On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Chuck Gadd wrote:

> >         But my question is-from time to time I have seen statements that
> > aquarium plants won't utilize nitrates, that they will only utilize
> > various forms of ammonia. Can anyone say definitively that aquatic plants
> > will use nitrate? The only way to keep it under control in my tanks seems
> > to be water changes, even in my heavily planted tanks. I guess the
> Well, with the plants using either nitrates or ammonia it should
> keep the nitrates low since the nitrate comes from ammonia.
> I've got a medium-stocked 29g tank, medium plant level, and
> zero nitrates.  Note that this is on the high-range test, so
> there is probably some nitrate, but it's in the 0-10ppm level.
> Are you using any plant fertilizer?  Might want to be sure it
> doesn't contain nitrates.
> --
> Chuck Gadd