Originally Posted by Byron
I think there might have been another thread about the nitrates...? This subject comes up often, I can't remember precisely.
Anyway, floating plants are one of the best utilizers of nitrogen (ammonium, preventing nitrate as you correctly stated) so the better approach might be to find the source and deal (if possible) with that. What is the nitrate reading in the tank, and has the source water (tap) been tested?
you are correct, i have another thread asking about nitrates, this time i was specifically looking for info on the moss balls.
water source: 0, tank: about 30.
i am planning on going to the petsmart across town today to see what plants they have, as the petco and the small lfs don't have anything worth paying for. i'm hoping for vals or swords, we'll see what they have.