Please help me....Keep it simple please! - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-28-2018, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Please help me....Keep it simple please!

Ok....I'm old and reading all of this voluminous information just makes me more confused.
I am using the PPS method and have been for a few years.
My fish and plants seem to be doing fine.

However, I have never understood how to determine if I am over dosing or under dosing or if I have too much or too little fertilizers in my aquarium.

I keep proper water chemistry for my fish and check with API Master Test Kit.

Is there a method/way to figure this out?
Thanks to all for this great forum.
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The best method, in my oppinion, is your happiness with the tank. If the fish is ok and the plants are pleasing, then keep doing what you are doing.
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My fish and plants seem to be doing fine.
This right here is the most important thing. Having said that, it is good to know where those levels are that's keeping your plants/fish happy. API makes a nitrate, phosphate, calcium (for saltwater), iron as well as a GH/KH test kit. They may make a couple more, not sure. I personally don't use the calcium or the iron tests but consider the others crucial to maintaining a good balance in my tanks. Without expensive equipment, potassium will be impossible to detect.
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