It's my understanding that Prime only detoxifies Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate. It does not remove them. They will still show up in your tests. Also, plants can still use the detoxified forms of ammonia and nitrate.There is still presence of nitrate and nitrate in the water after adding it to the water yesterday.
It means you have to do a 50% or more waterchange whenever you detect more than 0.25mg/l of Ammonia or Nitrite. As long as it takes until the numbers stay below that level. this can be a week, it can be 4 weeks.Thanks for your reply. Does that mean I have to do a water change every 48 hours for 4-6 weeks?
Usually you would just add them and leave them to rot until completely disintegrated. But having seen these leaves... Take 5-6 of those before each waterchange, brew them over for about a liter of tea and let it cool down to your water temp, then add the whole liter after each waterchange.
I agree, but as there are frequent waterchanges necessary in the near future, it will likely be easier to make extract. Too much of the humic substances are going to go down the drain to still take effect.The old leaf can stay in the tank forever or until it’s just a skeleton. Each leaf will still release tannins for a week or more.
As it’s a medication forget about how it looks.
In a 6 gallon those small leaves will look nice.?
A week at most.How long does the boiled extract last in the fridge?
How do you get there? Each waterchange 6 leaves, 1 liter of water. Oh, wait... you don't use metric normally, right?6 leaves/ 50 in packet x 6 gallons= approx 1ml???
That works too.In my opinion there is no real need to boil it . Just put leaves in the jar adding more water each time you do a water change and more leaves when the colour fades.
I used a two litre bottle in the refrigerator for a while before moving to the 20 litre bucket.
Stronger infusion. In my experience the slow cold infusion is not getting the highest efficiency. But on the other hand slow infusion is more economic.Seriously there is nothing to be gained by boiling other than saving time on the first lot.
Yep, absolutely.How long does it last in the refrigerator?
You will be using it faster than it will be getting old.
Little thought problem I had earlier. I use mostly alder cones these days, which are better boiled out, as the seeds often spoil the water when left in too long. Forgot leaves are a bit easier.By all means boil it but seriously is anyone going to be doing that continuously? Why is my question?
He didn't mean to add new ones to the tank with each water change but to the container for cold extraction. That way you get the maximum out of them. Adding to the tank and exchanging each day is even more wasteful than boiling.Ok, I will add them to the tank with each water change. So should I take the old ones out along with the water change, then add some more?
Be assured, they will show colour.What if the water does not show any sign of colour from the previous leaves?
No, not normally. 1ml seemed about right to me. What do you make it?How do you get there? Each waterchange 6 leaves, 1 liter of water. Oh, wait... you don't use metric normally, right?