Originally Posted by beaslbob
no need for prime with those values. and stop using the stress zyme also.
but do treat the replacement water. just no the entire tank.
Ind for an even better tank just replace the evaporative water with straight untreated tap water.
I use a mix of fast growing plants (anacharis, vals) and slower growing (small potted swords, crypst etc) plus a amazon sword centerpeice.
But just to help out this tank the faster growing plants will be the best immediate help.
I not a chemist, and you've been doing this a lot longer than me, so this is merely a question and not a challenge..
Also I do believe in a "a little as possible" chemical approach..
But doesn't even the littlest amount of tap water have chemical (chlorine) in it? IME that could damage and kill off the good bacteria.. thus creating unstable Ammo, Nitrite and Nitrate levels?
I don't see the harm in dropping a small
amount of Prime in tapwater, regardless of the amount. In fact, all I see is the contrary. Can you help me understand?