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[APD] RE: urea/NH4, fishload and algae
STOP thinking like a fishkeeper and start thinking like an aquatic gardener.
Urea is a byproduct of animal metabolism and will NOT be found in an
aquarium, unless you are keeping sharks as pets (sharks are the only fish to
In a properly set up and maintained planted aquarium the waste secreted by
fish (NH3/NH4, depending on pH) will be almost instantly absorbed by the
plants. There is no need of any "nitrogen cycle" bacteria - the plants do it
You don't need a fluidized filter, or a nitrifying filter, or a wet-dry
filter if you have PLANTS.
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