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Death by Fertilizer?
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Death by Fertilizer?
- From: Mike Charlton <mike at rook_dyndns.org>
- Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 18:24:35 -0500
- In-Reply-To: <199911092048.PAA06808 at actwin_com>; from Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com on Tue, Nov 09, 1999 at 03:48:01PM -0500
- References: <199911092048.PAA06808 at actwin_com>
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Last night I was thinking about the discussion of how to get 5ppm NO3
into the tank and I realized that it makes sense to add 5ppm and then
control it from there.
So I took the plunge and added a whole whack of KNO3 to my tank (got
up to about 3 ppm). My plants responded immediately (as I expected,
they were NO3 starved). My pH rose 0.6 points over the day as my
DIY yeast generated struggled to output enough CO2. The plants are
*covered* in bubbles and most have visibly grown (some by more than
The only problem was that I found a dead fish (one of my older platy
fry) this morning. I injected the KNO3 solution directly into the
tank using an oral syringe. The platys (especially the fry) crowd around
me whenever I do *anything*. I'm wondering if the little guy might
have got a snootful and died of nitrate poisoning.
What do you guys think?