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PLANTED TANK 101 August 11th

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Aquarium sciences: Plant biochemistry – Part 2 Nitrates, Phosphates and Potassium (NPK)

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In this three part series we will look at the key processes that power plant growth. By understanding these processes we can better control growth of plants in our aquarium and avoid unwanted algae. For the first in this series will looked at Photosynthesis, this second installment will look at Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium and […]

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Aquarium sciences: Plant biochemistry – Part 1 Photosynthesis

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Aquarium sciences: Plant biochemistry – Part 1 Photosynthesis In this three part series we will look at the key processes that power plant growth. By understanding these processes we can better control growth of plants in our aquarium and avoid unwanted algae. The first in this series will look at Photosynthesis, the second will look […]

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Aquarium sciences: Plant biochemistry – Part 3 Iron, Calcium and other Micros

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Aquarium sciences: Plant biochemistry – Part 3 Iron, Calcium and other Micros In this three part series we will look at the key processes that power plant growth. By understanding these processes we can better control growth of plants in our aquarium and avoid unwanted algae. For the first in this series we looked at […]

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I am a Special K addict (Why I love Potassium ;)

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No I am not hooked on the drug “K”.  But K on the periodic table, or Potassium. My Potassium love affair started in my old high tech tank in the pre- YouTube era.    I was running mega high lights, full CO2 and dirt out of the wazzo.   (This was my first dirted tank too, so […]

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