Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Skagit County, Washington State
Dosing KNO3 Dry
I hate to ask such a dumb question. I did a search and couldn't find any post.
On my small 26 gallon I rarely dosed NO3 because the high fish load took care of that. And P04 is easily dosed wet from stock solution. But on a larger tank I need to add KNO3 and have been getting some water out to mix it with, then pouring it back in. I can't imagine that its OK to just drop the powder (Greg Watson's) dry into the tank as fish might consume it.
So my question is, do you just drop your 1/2 teaspoon (or X amount) dry KNO3 powder directly in the tank on a non water change day, or do you scoop some water out of the tank to mix with it? Of course I would rather not have to raise the light and get water out if I don't have to.
Second question: All this assumes that one could not efficiently make a wet stock solution of KNO3, right? Thanks, bob
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