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Re: [AGA Member] Soft water management -- potassium & algae -- chem rinses

On Friday 16 May 2003 04:42, you wrote:

> Is it the same as potassium?  I was under the impression
> that K didn't do much for algae, at least not in the wide
> range of concentrations that one might use to the benefit
> of the "higher" plants.  Or maybe I'm missing your point
> here entirely?

I'm not sure, but you may have missed my point.  The point was simply that if 
you run your tank out of *any* essential nutrient then you will have sickly 
plants.  That includes phosphorus.  That includes potassium.

regarding borax:

> Is it harsher than a weak household bleach|water ( 1|20
> )solution?

I doubt it.  But then I don't recommend bleaching things, either.

Roger Miller
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