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fungus in the mixed solutions (IE)

Discussion in 'Estimative Index' started by guy tillmans, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. guy tillmans

    guy tillmans Guru Class Expert

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    How do you keep fungus out of the mixed solutions . My fridge is to far from my aquarium. I've read that you can put some hcl in it? Or how can i keep them, at least, a month fungusfree??
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    Yes, HCL will work.
    With most solutions like KNO3, KH2PO4, K2SO4, there's little issue.
    If you add traces, then you can often get fungus.

    You can add 0.5mls of 9M HCL(or something close) to every 300 mls of solution.

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    Tom Barr
     
  3. guy tillmans

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    and how long will the solution last then. Do i have to dose (hcl), lets say 2 weeks, again??
     
  4. Tom Barr

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    Should kill everything in there for many weeks.

    I have no clue how long, that depends on how long you take to go through the solution, if you use clean lab ware to get the nutrients in/out or if you set the pipette down in the fish tank water etc etc.

    But even then, it should last quite sometime.

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