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Old 04-10-2006, 05:55 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
Richard Sexton Richard Sexton is offline
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Default nitrate levels for plants and fish...

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Dave S wrote:
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Even thought I've tried 2 different test kits (Seachem and Nutrafin), I
can't get mine above 3!! Silly question: If I add nitrogen, will this
increase the nitrAte level.


Hobby nitrAte test kits are woefully inaccurate.

You add Potassium nitrAte to add nitrAte, not nitrogen.

You can't really add nitrogen in the pure form.


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