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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1119

Hello Robert,

You have three choices of readily commercially available K-compounds:
Two you mention, the third is K-bicarbonate. Because lot of people add
(Na) bicarbonate to increase alkalinity, it might be not a bad choice.

However, if you do NOT experience any problems with your present
addition of gluconate -- "don't fix what ain't broke"!



> I find this very interesting because I have been adding p.gluconate to a very densly planted tank with high intensity
> lighting, but have suspected that I also have created a high BOD. But I am confused as to what form of K I should be
> adding. I dont want to add nitrate...so that leaves sulfate? Murate of Potash? Is gluconate, gluconate? Is this the
> same stuff in Seachems Flourish products?
> Robert Paul H
> http://www.aquabotanic.com