The following levels should be maintained for well-lit planted aquariums:
CO2: 20-35 mg/l
Nitrate nitrogen (NO3): 10-30 mg/l
Potassium (K): 10-30 mg/l
Phosphate (PO4): 0.1-1.5 mg/l
Iron (Fe): 0.1-0.5 mg/l
Magnesium (Mg): 5-10 mg/l
Phosphorus in the form of phosphates plays an essential role in all vital functions. For example, phosphates play a key role in over-all energy metabolism, as well as in the structure of the hereditary information of all organisms. Whereas it is more common to find an excess of phosphates in aquariums with larger fish populations which, in turn, can lead to algae growth, phosphates are often in scarce supply in planted aquariums due to consumption by the aquatic plants. This limits growth in the tank. JBL ProScape P Macroelements supplies tank water with phosphorous in the form of water-soluble phosphates. As a result, the aquatic plants obtain the supply of phosphate they require. Potassium is also added to the water at the same time.
1 ml JBL ProScape P Macroelements contains
5.0 mg phosphate
8.35 mg potassium
Dosage JBL ProScape N Macroelements
The normal dosage is 2 ml per 100 litres of aquarium water for very well-lit tanks. For not so well-lit tanks the dosage is 1 ml per 100 litres of aquarium water. Please check the consumption of the nutrients regularly with a phosphate test.
Healthy plant growth is based on the following three main pillars: A supply of light, a supply of CO2 and an adequate and optimal supply of mineral nutrients. The supply of nutrients is described by Liebig’s Law of the Minimum. According to this concept, the nutrient which is available in the minimum amount limits the growth of plants regardless of whether it is a microelement or a macroelement. Microelements are trace elements which plants need in small amounts, whereas macroelements are used for growth in larger amounts. In a well-planted aquarium, both microelements and macroelements are consumed in large amounts. Particularly when the fish population is small, the microelements, as well as the macroelements of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, quickly drop down to the minimum.Do you have questions about this article ?