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Re: Potassium concentration
If you know your Total Hardness, then the Potassium concentration will
be about 80% of your TH (in ppm).
> > I have a 55 gal, moderately planted tank that is at the end of a fishless
> > cycle. I'm about to put together a PMDD formulation. Any water that comes
> > from my taps has been routed through a water softener, which is
> > but there's nothing I can do about it since I live in a rental property. I
> > use potassium chloride pellets in the softener instead of sodium chloride.
> > In formulating a PMDD recipe, should I leave out potassium?
> It would be nice to know exactly how much potassium is being added to your
> water. Also, when you don't add potassium nitrate, you lose the nitrate
> component, which can be a problem if you have plants only and no fish in your
> water. Can you get the landlord to tell you who manufactured the water
> softener? Perhaps they can tell you how much K+ is in the water. Or, you
> could always get a K+ test kit and just measure it.