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Fish ate KNO3 and KH2PO4

So I dry dosed for the first time tonight, and the fish went after the KNO3 and KH2PO4 like it was food. Does this mean I should expect to have dead fish soon?
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Nope. Mine do it all the time and nothing bad happens. I imagine most of them spit it out once they realize it doesnt taste good. And you would think they would learn.
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Nah, mine peck at the larger chunks that fail to disintigrate sometimes.

You need to make sure to mix the ferts with water in a separate container first, then when they're all dissolved, you can dump the solution into the tank.
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When I dry dosed the fish tried to eat the fertilizers chunks all of the time, and I never saw a problem as a result. It is highly unlikely that they actually eat the chunks. Premixing it with some water can be done but isn't necessary.

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I dose an hour after lights out, so no probs. I did however dose my buffer accidently one time over a group of glowlights. the next morning I had a couple of dead ones


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