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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2003, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 7
Having done some research on iron I have a question. The general recommendation is to maintain your iron levels at 0.1 mg/L.

Is this chelated iron or free iron?

The conclusions that I have made based on my reading is that I should be testing for free iron and that I want to make sure that I am getting a colour change indicating that there is iron present and that I shouldn't let it get too much over 0.1 mg/L.

Does this sound like a reasonable way to go?

10 gallon
40 W (26 PC, 14 NO)
6 Neons, 2 Otos, 4 ghost shrimp, 1 African Dwarf Frog, 2 fancy guppies
Onyx Sand and Flourite Substrate 2.5 - 4" deep
Hagen CO2 system
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