Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Sector ZZ-9 Plural-Z Alpha, Earth, New England, Maine, York
Nitrate deficiency, easiest way to raise it?
i have a heavily planted 20 Long, and when i was doing my water tests last night, i noticed that my Nitrate levels were 5 PPM according to my AP nitrate test kit (it's fresh, not expired)
5 PPM seems awflly low for a heavily planted tank, i've read threads detailing how to use potassium nitrate to raise the nitrate levels, but i also have a spare bottle of Miracle Gro liquid, if i keep the dosages low, would it be okay to use this?
1.2 ammoniacal nitrogen
1.2 nitrate nitrogen
5.6 urea nitrogen
derived from ammonium phosphate, monopotassium phosphate, potassium nitrate, urea, iron HEDTA
worth trying, or a problem waiting to happen?