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Re: [APD] Seachem Flourish Nitrogen

Scott posted and Greg concurred...

>I think Dr. Morin is saying that a nitrate test only shows
>nitrate (or nitrogen from nitrate and then you convert to
>get the nitrate value) and not other forms of nitrogen that
>are not from nitrate such as Flourish Nitrogen has. Half
>the nitrogen in Flourish Nitrogen is in the non-nitrate
>form. So if you tank has no nitrate and you add Flourish
>Nitrogen and measure 5 ppm nitrate, then the amount of
>nitrogen you added is equivalent to having added 10 ppm of
>If your tank has 8 ppm nitrate and you add Flourish
>Nitrogen and measure 13 ppm nitrate, then the the total
>nitrogen you added is equivalent to 10 ppm so you could
>treat a measurement of 13 ppm in that case as 18 ppm.

Thanks to both Scott and Dr. Morin but I have to tell you,  I am so sorry
but I am completely lost. 

I want to keep my nitrate levels within 5-10ppm.   If I have no clue what my
tank contains nitrate-wise but add 15mL of Seachem Nitrogen, measure with my
Lamotte and it registers 2,  multiply it by 4.4 to get the nitrate reading,
what is my nitrate level?  Apparently it isn't 8.8?  I am trying to stay
within the acceptable range but am lost as to what I actually have?  I am
sorry but I am just not following.  

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