Newbie Question - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (28/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Georgia
Posts: 307
Newbie Question

I know this is a sillly question to most of you. And I looked around before asking. But, you test Nitrates with a Nitrates test kit. But what do you test Iron, potassium, and phosphates with?

Thanks
7Matt7 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 02:25 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cape Coral FL
Posts: 904
Send a message via MSN to jjp2
There are test kits for phosphates and iron. In my opinion, its not worth testing iron as I've tried and never got good results and it doesn't stay long in the water column according to people. Potassium test kits are very pricey so most do not test it. Most sources of water have very little to no potassium.

When dosing ferts, a lot on here dose EI. In EI you add ferts at a quantity where it is not the limiting factor in plant growth and do a big water change each week to reset the level. There is also another called PPS which you add a minimal quantity. Some have their own regiment. Best to review the threads on here to read the ideas and opinions to decide which would work best for you.

John



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jjp2 is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome