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Re: Nitrate addition?
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Nitrate addition?
- From: Greg Morin <greg at seachem_com>
- Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 11:56:58 -0400
- In-Reply-To: <199909171948.PAA16952 at actwin_com>
- References: <199909171948.PAA16952 at actwin_com>
> >- -I use Seachem's Discus Buffer and Neutral Regulator to stabilize the
> >pH (6.6-6.8). These are phosphate based buffers, so will the pH be in
> >danger of rapid swings as the plants and algae consume phosphates? I
> >have tried the combination of Seachem's non phosphate Acid Buffer and
> >Alkaline Buffer, but have not found these to be as stable as the ones I
> >am using now.
>I do not know the contents of this buffer (perhaps greg would know? ;)
As the original poster noted, Discus Buffer and Neutral Regulator are
phosphate based buffers. The recommended dose of each gives you
anywhere from 80-100 ppm of phosphate... I leave it as an exercise to
the reader to determine how long a given plant load would take to
consume all of that ... ;-) My guess is that if one is using these
buffes to maintain pH, you would be adding more buffer anyway long
before the phosphate level became an isssue.
Gregory Morin, Ph.D. ~~~~~~~Research Director~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Seachem Laboratories, Inc. www.seachem.com 888-SEACHEM