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Amino Acid Dosing

This is probably a stupid question but is it possible to add supplemental amino acid to say root tabs? I mean, we use them in plant culture mix. Why aren't we adding it to our fish tanks? Conversely you could say why aren't we dumping a cup of sugar in every day lol. Just a wild thought..really. Amino acid supplementation I think would end up just being another source of N if anything mainly because bacteria would loveeee to soak up any amino source.

Anyone more knowledgeable know why?
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I thought about that as well as if dosing SuperThrive would be beneficial.. Not sure and haven't found any conclusive data on it..

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You could try, but I think microbes in the water would quickly break them down into ammonia.
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I thought about that as well as if dosing SuperThrive would be beneficial.. Not sure and haven't found any conclusive data on it..
I sometimes add Superthrive to my tanks. Does it help? Possibly maybe. I haven't noticed any benefit from it.
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