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Re: [AGA-Member] Potassium

Thanks for the reply!

On Thursday 29 December 2005 12:41 pm, you wrote:
> Salt and chloride is generally not good for planted tanks, silicates can
> also be problematic, the magnesium will raise the general hardness + the
> carbonate will raise the alkalinity of your water (can be good or bad
> depending on what plants you keep and what your target GH/KH is).
> I would suggest some potassium sulfate instead.
> Agricultural grade: http://www.gregwatson.com/DryAquaticFertilizers.asp
> $2.17 per pound
> High grade lab: http://www.sciencelab.com/page/S/PVAR/23000/SLP5365
> $86.13 per pound
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paula Hofmann" <paulahofmann@montana.com>
> To: "Aquatic Gardeners Association Member Chat" <aga-member@thekrib.com>
> Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 11:57 AM
> Subject: [AGA-Member] Potassium
> I have determined that I need potassium in my tank.  Nitrate and phosphate
> are at acceptable levels.  Probably have a little more nitrate than I need
> as
> I have some algae.  Because of a suggestion from an article in a magazine I
> got some lite salt.  I want to confirm that I can use this in my tank as it
> has more than just potassium chloride.  It also contains: mostly salt,
> calcium silicate, magnesium carbonate, dextrose, and potassium iodide.
> What does anyone think or know?

Peace and love,


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