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Old 01-03-2013, 11:06 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Wasserpest View Post
Perhaps invest in a Nitrate and Phosphate liquid test kit. Even if not extremely precise, it's a good exercise to find out where the levels are at and how they develop over time. It will tell you w your Nitrates are out, and help you to get them to 10-20 ppm. Etc.

There are just too many variables for us to tell you "yes" or "no". Your tap water parameters, plant density, stocking/feeding levels all affect that.
Gotcha TYVM for your help. I have an api nitrate test kit. Will have to invest in a po4 kit.

I know the TDS is around 150ppm Will have to check the GH and all that other good stuff.

I guess I was thinking EI type dosing + flourish.
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