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Re: [APD] Re: Potassium Test Kit at Aquarium Landscapes

At 02:22 PM 12/5/2004 -0600, you wrote:
>"Did you see their Cryptocoryne list?"
>Yeah, $150 for a plant???

Two possible answers:

1) You don't to orchids do you?

2) Where'd you see that? Most expensive one I saw was C. striolats
(cheap at twirce the price).

>LOL, I'm sure it is worth it, but not to me. My plant selection 
>criteria is something like; Buy it, try it, and if it doesn't 
>thrive, toss it. In all fairness, AL has some nice reasonably 
>priced plants too, I was just struck by the price of this one 
>crypt, a species I've never had much luck with, so that would be 
>an expensive 'toss'.
>After doing some more searching in the archives, I see that this 
>kit has been around a while. As has the discussion of the impact 
>of high K+ (if any). After getting the lights down to 2 WPG and N 
>and P in line with relatively low dosing, it just seems that the 
>dosing level suggested by Chuck Gadd's calculator has me putting 
>in a lot more K2SO4 in relation to everything else. 

Uh yeah. I omit it. As Tom points out as long as you're adding kno3
regularly your plants won't be K-limited.


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