· Fresh Fish Freak
I think you're comparing apples to oranges. No way those levels are needed on low tech tanks.ok, i just did some research, and found that things like potassium and nitrates, are needed in the range of 10-20 ppm
and the other nutriunts such as iron, are needed in a concentration of about 0.02 ppm
so, i did a quick calculation, and found that a tiny drop of my fert(assumed to be about 0.1ml) would provide an iron concentration of about 0.04 ppm
and the other nutrents would be in concentrations of aboout 100-1000 times less.
so, why does the bottle say that i have to dose 5ml of the stuff for 5 g
ferric chloride= 0.89%
0.1mg of water * 0.89%= 0.00089 grams of ferric chloride
when added to 5 g tank.
ratio of water to ferric chloride is: 20000mg of water : 0.00089 grams of ferric chloride
1 million / 20000= 50
50 * 0.00089
= about 0.04 ppm
I'll say it again- if you want to get these java ferns growing more quickly, you'll need to raise your lighting and CO2. Those two factors are much more important at this point. You can provide all the other nutrients you want, but without those two it's a moot point.
Also, no matter how many nutrients you provide, Java ferns are simply very slow growing plants. If you want to watch some plants grow, get some faster growers like Hygrophila.
No, Flourite is a commercial planted tank substrate produced by Seachem.is this fluorite as in calcuim fluoride?