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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1310

>From: Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com (Aquatic Plants Digest)
>To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
>Subject: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1310
>Date: Sat, Oct 2, 1999, 5:19 AM
Joe wrote:
>>What I am curious about is if any of you that have been afflicted by this
>>java rot could tie it to potassium overdose?????

High light and K+ has never effected MY ferns. I use K2SO4 at high levels in
some tanks. Perhaps the source of K+ is your problem? I use "Green All"
sulfate of potash. I've never had a problem with this product nor have heard
of anyone having a negative experience from it. Doesn't mean you aren't the
first though............<g>.
Some tanks have 70ppm of NO3 according to test kits. No melt. Temp are from
76 to 84 F. KH 5-6, Ph from 6.4 to 7.0 in different tanks.
I've only experienced this "melt" in new tanks and when I physically harmed
the plant in some way perhaps by reattaching in to a branch. The worst is
just a small amount of melting from this (within my experience) except when
the tank was new and out of balance. I've heard of seasonal water flux from
the tap as a possible reason(s) too. I often wonder if this might be
somewhat like the Crypt melt.....................? A location change for the
plant sometimes causes some melting. I hope it stops for you though! Yuck!
Tom Barr