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plantbrain said:
1.What is the primary goal of PPS?
To tailor the dosing of fertilizers to the individual tank's needs.

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2. How is it different than say what folks often do when they get lazy and don't do their water changes?
Do lazy people test their water?

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3. What is new that's been brought to to table here?
Fertilizers are administered in a controlled fashion adjusting as the tank requires them.

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4. How is this better/different than a non CO2 tank or an excel dosed tank?
This method is not exclusive of either situation, it is designed to work with all tanks.

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5. Is testing water quality why folks get into this hobby? Or is it to grow plants?
To grow plants, testing or water changes, it's all just extra work, part of the hobby that some engage in more than others.

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6. What about mulm accumulation and detritus?
A healthy growing tank is going to accumulate mulm and detritus, I don't remember the method including removing all filtration from the tank. Done properly the mulm and detritus should mineralize and sift into the substrate. Kind of like that fluff layer in a lake that doesn't turn into peat but soil.

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7. Wouldn't watching the plants be better than test kits for things like NO3, algae for PO4, some plants for traces?
Do both, observe then verify, learn the signs and react to them. Remember, not everyone has been growning plants like we have for the last 20+ years Tom.

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8. Are water changes really tough?
That depends on the person and where they live. It's not hard to imagine a situation where water changes might be very hard.

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9 Can this be done with Discus? Heavy feedings? Why? Why not?
The regime is designed to accommodate any tank, within reason. A tank overstocked with large Discus isn't a candidate for a low maintenance method, an automated method maybe.

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10. Light levels?
Any light level would be accommodated by this method. All you need is a planted tank as we know it and the desire to care for the plants.
 
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