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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-01-2010, 03:05 PM
helgymatt
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Good question - someone may be able to answer better than me. I do know nitrites can be toxic to land plants so I suspect they same could be true to aquatic plants. However, the toxicity is usually in the root zone, and I would not expect there to be much nitrite in the root zone in an aquarium.

I bet Diana Walstad's Ecology of Planted Aquarium would shed some more light on this. I'll see what I can find.
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