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Re: Dave? Anyone? One Other Thing...

Posted By: Dave <d.s.guest@cableinet.co.uk>
Date: Monday, 13 December 1999, at 8:55 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Dave? Anyone? One Other Thing... (Fran)

Dunno about the number you'll need. I'd just get a couple and throw them in! (But that's the way I do most things). Any plant matter that actively grows in the aquarium should remove at least *some* of the nitrates but I'm no expert on the actual figures.

I bought a single java fern in a pot a couple of years ago and it now fills (literally) all my tanks. As a rough guestimate I'd say I have in total over 200 8"+ leaves of this stuff plus hundreds more little offspring. I throw a lot of it away along with handfuls of java moss and I've never done anything special for it.

HTH

Dave
 

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