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General Nutrient uptake

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by siavash, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. siavash

    siavash Junior Poster

    Feb 12, 2017
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    Hi all. I am wondering if there are general estimates of nutrient uptake of diffrent planted aquariums or diffrent styles? Nature style, Dutch style...?

    there is a generl guide of 1ppm NO3, 1.3ppm potassium, 0.1 ppm phosphate ,0.01ppm Fe ... but it wasn' told for which conditions these estimates are correct. I mean when I was doing some Dutch style with many stem plants these numbers seemed correct(as I was testing the water regularly) , but now that I have changed my tank to nature style with some javafern, bucephalandra, glasso, HC, and only one type of stem plant how much my nutrient up take will be?
  2. Patrick Toulze

    Patrick Toulze New Member

    Mar 14, 2019
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    Even if it’s an old post, it will be great to have some generic infos how much nutrient plants need under typical situation. I know it’s absolutely impossible to be precise because to many factors are involved. An overview will be great.

    I don’t know if you have a tool in that site to regroup from the community generic infos like their type of tank, Size, PH, Light, Density of plant, general addition and targets for nutrient overtime, water change (with type of water) with an overall appreciation of success.

    Recording & regrouping only these basics stats can become an invaluable tool to estimate what work and what don’t.

    They should appear in a listing and in an uniform table interface. You will probably need a single form on the site to take and display the information.
    On top it will be relatively easy to automatically compute them in averages and/or usable numbers that can be really informative.

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