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Old 02-26-2011, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default When do excess nutrients become a problem in a plants only tank?

I have a planted tank (no fish or shrimp) and have been doing EI dosing. I do weekly 50% water changes to reset nutrient levels, however, I was wondering if excess nutrients in the water would eventually give me problems if I didn't do the water changes? I've read that excess nutrients don't cause algae...

Target nutrient ranges are given on the Fertilator, however, I was wondering if having excess nutrients beyond the ranges given are a concern? If I do water changes every 2 weeks instead of weekly, but don't change my fertilzation dosages so that my nutrient concentrations run higher, would problems be expected?
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: When do excess nutrients become a problem in a plants only tank?

Algae might start growing, but I think if everything is balanced, I believe you could go 2 weeks with no problems.

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