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Re: [AGA-Member] Dosing K

That's cool. It was archive-worthy there too. 

--- Karen Randall <krandall@rdrcpa.biz> wrote:

> Oop.  I messed up and sent this to APD first.<g>
> > Rachel Sandage wrote:
> >
> >> Seachem makes Flourish Nitrogen, which will increase
> your nitrogen with
> >> no potassium.
> Actually, according to Greg Morin, Flourish Nitrogen DOES
> contain a
> reasonable amount of potassium.  We had a discussion
> about it because I
> wanted to check whether I would have to start dosing K
> separately when I
> switched from using KNO3 via stump remover to Seachem's
> product.  He said I
> would probably NOT need to dose any extra potassium if my
> tanks were
> currently running well with just the potassium available
> from the KNO3.
> That, indeed, has been my experience over the several
> years I have used the
> Seachem products.  I have to say, I agree with everyone
> else that potassium
> is unlikely to have caused a problem with your fish...
> particularly at only
> 3ppm.  But in the past, I have played around with
> increasing my potassium
> levels.  While the fish were all fine<g>  I grow some
> plants that are
> particularly intolerant of higher levels of K. (Nessaea
> in particular)  I
> have never seen anything to convince me that my plants
> benefit from more K
> than is available from regular dosing over either KNO3 or
> Flourish Nitrate.
> When I dose K beyond that, my Nessaea reacts immediately
> with a dramatic
> decrease of the growth tips on all stems.
> That said, there seems to be a very wide range of "OK" of
> potassium for most
> plants, and I've never heard anyone having problems with
> their fish at any
> level where it was good for the plants.
> Karen
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