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SC Neutral Regulator a Phosphate Source?

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by magicmagni, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. magicmagni

    magicmagni Prolific Poster

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    Just wondering if any knows if the Sea Chem Neutral Regulator or any of those Phosphate based buffers would work as a source of Phosphate for my plants. I have some laying around that I didn't want to waste so I was just curious. I'm thinking that if it's diluted enough it would be the same as any other Phosphate source, no?
     
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    Re: SC Neutral Regulator a Phosphate Source?

    There are a lot of "purists" who can give you lots of reasons why something can't work or why you shouldn't do something ...

    In many cases, in concept they are right ...

    However ... in practice ... in the context you wrote about not wanting to waste something ... its' amazing how many things actually do work just fine...

    So while it may not work perfectly, I personally would not be one bit afraid of giving it a try ...

    Now that said, let me qualify that ... first, we know we are talking about products designed for use in an aquarium, and second, as long as we understand that there may be "side effects at best" and "chemistry conflicts at worst," there is nothing wrong with giving something a try; especially if its a short term solution ...

    Greg
     
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    Re: SC Neutral Regulator a Phosphate Source?

    Yeah I think I'm going to give a try, but now the trick is how much to add to get about 1-2ppm in a 55 gallon tank? It may even have to be diluted? Seachem has confirmed for me that the product is 80% phosphate.
     
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