01-04-2014, 09:14 PM
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[quote=Flear;3680746]if your doing 100% water changes, ... how is that different from no water changes ? (add a plant or 2 just to be on the safe side)[/QUOTE
I was having a hard time understanding why you wanted to conduct this experiment in the first place, I see now, you want to skip on the w/c s. I'm not sure how adding nitrate to your fish tank would be more beneficial than removing access ferts or minerals that your plants don't use and replacing the minerals and ferts that your plants do use. It's pretty impossible to know exactly what your plants are using, and to dose, w/c accordingly, so anything we "fishkeepers" do is just a guess, I guess, I mean, how much ferts our plants use is based on the size of the tank, how many plants we have in there, the biolaod, it goes on and on....we just try to get a 'balance" to keep algae at bay and fish and plants healthy for each individual tank.