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[APD] RE: K+

I said about the notion of K+ blocking Ca++:

> > .....And then monkeys flew out of my butt.........

Scott said:

> Naw, someone would have noticed that.
> But that point came from your past posts, although I
> probably recast it badly. But then, you've got to admit,
> sometimes it's hard to keep up with you ;-)

And the monkeys.

I just have never seen any evidence in any tank of this occuring. I've
tried to induce it at the ranges suggested and 2x that and some have gone
4-6x this amount and no results. I've added lots of K+ for 9 years now.
100's of species of plants, more tanks than I can count. 

Let me put it another way:
If I have 2ppm of PO4 and no algae, does PO4 cause algae? 
If I have 50ppm of K+ and no stunting on the same species of plants, does
K+ block Ca++?

While we may not quite know what the conditions are in a tank, we do and
can test for what it is _not_.
After and few steps like that, we begin to narrow down what it is.
Then focus on that potential.

You kill myths along this path to enlightenment also... not to mention a
fleet PO4 enema is great after a bad monkey infestation. 
I'm much more direct and confident about this perhaps than you or many
becasue I have done this test, nothing against what you said, I'm much more
willing to attack the issue head on. PO4 and grief I got from that was the
same. People still say it causes algae. Forgive them oh Plant God.  They do
not yet knowth the path through the fields of brown necrotic death, the bog
of enternal woe and the Eight Levels of the vilest algal plagues to
.......the garden of Eden.  

Tom Barr

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