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Old 08-04-2007, 09:26 PM   #1
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Rainbow Fish & decrease in Ferts?

With large fish in a tank like Rainbows, do you all recommended reducing ferts since the fish produce a lot of waste?

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I have some big rainbows in my tank, and the only thing I find that I need a little less of is nitrate. I still need to dose phosphate occasionally, and the fish won't help with any of the other nutrients.

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you should always take your bioload into account when dosing, regardless of what's in there. a heavily-stocked tank will need less ferts than an empty tank. you should be doing tests to see what the levels are and adjust your dosing accordingly.
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