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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-24-2005, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hello guys,
I have a 68 gallon planted tank with 4*40 watts fluorescent lighting,dose macros and micros alternatively,my Nitrate reading is 10ppm and my Phosphate 1ppm is the phosphate level ok?
And what other test kit should i buy?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-24-2005, 12:27 PM
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only trustworthy testkits out there are pH, KH, and GH.

As long as you are dosing consistently, there really is no need for PO4, NO3, Fe, or other testkits. So save your money.

How much of each of Macros/Micros are you dosing, and of what product?

Do you have CO2?

1ppm is OK with PO4, as long as you don't let it bottom-out. Your algae levels will let you know if it does. So if no GSA, you are probably fine.

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whats GSA?
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