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Re: Stock levels and macros

Roy Wadey asked:

> My question (actually I have many, but this is the main one for now) is
> maintain low stocking levels and light feeding while at the same time
> NO3 and PO4 fertilizers? Why not enjoy more fish in the aquarium and add
> these Macros in the form of food?

From what I have gleaned from previous times that this question has come up
on the list, people with a "moderate" fishload often suffer from an
overabundance of phosphate (from fish food).  The safest bet, then, is to
recommend a "light" fish load and supplemental fertilization, in the
principle that building up from less is easier than building down from too