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Old 20-04-2003, 06:26 AM
linda mar
 
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Default sources of KNO3? - thank you!

won't sulfate be bad? (change into something toxic?) or do they also get
eaten up by the plants?

btw, do either chemicals (KNO3 and/or KSO4) change pH?

linda

"Cannibul" wrote in message
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On Tue, 1 Apr 2003 16:48:39 -0800, "linda mar"
wrote:

KNO3 will not supply enough potassium unless you want your NO3
levels to go sky high. So you should also pick up some K2SO4
(potassium sulfate). If you have problems finding these items locally
then I suggest you try www.litemanu.com

thank you all for all the information! I'll make a trek out to the local
hardware/nursery this weekend (or let the fingers do the shopping

on-line)

linda

"linda mar" wrote in message
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hi all,

ok. I finally got my nitrate test kit, and checked my water... and it

reads
ZERO. so.. it's ammonia zero, nitrite zero, nitrate zero (kh/gh=3,

pH~7.5).
hmm...

no wonder my plants aren't growing that much. I don't have enough fish

to
maintain a good level of nitrogen compounds to sustain them (may be I

should
dump in some gold fish in there...)

anyway, jokes aside...

earlier, someone also recommended that I add potassium. since I also

need
nitrates, I guess the best thing to put in would be KNO3 so I can get

both
K
and NO3 in the tank in one shot. I keep seeing it mentioned but I

haven't
quite made the correlation between the chemical and brand/product

name..

now.. where do I get this?

linda