Of the three major or "macro" plant nutrients, phosphorus is required in the least amount. In some aquatic environments with little influx of organic material, the resulting low phosphorus concentration may limit the ability of plants to extract and utilize available nutrients from their surroundings, with the result being slowed or stunted growth. Improve and accelerate the growth of your aquatic plants with Brightwell Aquatics Florin-P for Planted Aquariums. It provides an appropriate, high-purity form of phosphorus to planted aquaria. Maintaining a ratio of between ~10 - 20 parts nitrogen per 1 part phosphorus tends to result in steady plant growth without encouraging rampant algae growth.
Instructions and Guidelines
Read Instructions and Technical Background completely before first use. Employ an accurate phosphate test kit or calibrated meter to determine the phosphate requirement in the system prior to adding Florin-P to an established aquarium. Do not overdose. Do not dose indiscriminately, which is likely to result in excessive algae growth in most well illuminated, established planted aquaria.
During the first 4 - 6 weeks of use, begin with 1 drop Florin-P per 20 US-gallons per day and adjust dosage thereafter as phosphorus requirements in the system dictate.
One drop (~0.05 ml) added to 1 US-gallon of water will increase the total phosphorus concentration by ~0.02 ppm, which equates to an increase of ~0.06 ppm as phosphate. One ml of Florin-P added to 1 US-gallon of water will increase the total phosphorus concentration by ~0.40 ppm, which equates to an increase of ~1.23 ppm as phosphate.
Regardless of dosing rate or method, monitor aquarium for signs of undesirable algae growth during the first few weeks of using a phosphorus supplement, and adjust the dosage of the supplement accordingly. Daily, as opposed to less frequent, dosing will typically yield the best results due to the associated relative stability of the phosphorus concentration.
Florin-P is not a significant source of potassium.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.
0-0.35-0; Total Phosphate (P2O5) (min) 0.347%
Source of Nutrients: Potassium diphosphate, USP.
Other Ingredients: Purified water.