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Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by colonel, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. colonel

    colonel Guru Class Expert

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    This is from the December issue.... Just looking to try to clear some things up. Is that suggesting that there is evidence to suppoort high levels of K compared to Mg can cause a plants to not be able to ultize the Mg in the water colum, making deficiencies appear even though Mg is available in the water colum?

    Just curious.... I am STILL having issues with my tanks that I am unable to answer or solve by adding *more* nutrients, that basically look similar to Mg deficiency...... im at a loss of what to do, its frustrating..... Just trying to find what the reason is that my plants wont grow healthy and lush....

    thanks

    Matt
     
  2. DavidR

    DavidR Prolific Poster

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    Re: confused

    How do you know it's a Mg problem? I add K to my tank, but in moderate amounts, about 10-20ppm total per week. I have no issues. I did however have issues using KCL, but not with K2SO4. The reason I began dosing K in the first place was because I was seeing deficiencies in my Hygro siamensis (pinholes), even though I dose KNO3 & KH2PO4. Since I started dosing K, no more pinholes. And I have liquid rock for water.

    What plants are you seeing your problems in, or, what plants are you not seeing this condition in?
     
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