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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
Kudaria
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Nitrogen Fertilizer

I understand that plants need nitrogen and that aquarium plants get their nitrogen primarily from nitrates and ammonium.

When testing for nitrates in a planted tank what amount should be in the water for the plants to get nitrogen to meet their needs?

If I wanted to make my own nitrogen fertilizer should I just use potassium nitrate or a mix of potassium nitrate and urea? If a mix what proportions of each should I use?

Finally where can I find some good information of how much dry fertilizer to mix into a solution with known rates of nitrate addition such as 1 ml will raise the nitrate levels in a 10 gallon volume by 10 ppm.

If you hadn't guessed this is my first attempt at using something besides the Seachem Flourish line.
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