KNO3 – Potassium Nitrate: Provides Nitrogen (N) and Potassium (K) for feeding aquarium plants.
Total Nitrogen(N) ………………..13.5%
13.5% Nitrate Nitrogen
Soluble Potash(K2O) …………….46.2%
Quite often in a planted aquarium the plants absorb so much nitrate that it becomes a shortage and limits the growth of the plants. So aquarists add it manually.
To make a typical stock solution add 61g of dry KNO3 powder to 500ml of RO or distilled water and then add 10ml of this per 100L of tank.
This will give you a value of 7.5 ppm.
Dosing: 1g of KNO3 with give you 6.1 ppm increase of Nitrate in 100L (26 US gallons) of water.
Amounts above are for reference only. Your planted aquarium may need more or less depending on many factors.
Precautions for safe handling Handling: Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Do not breathe dust. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash thoroughly after handling.
Hygiene Measures: Eating, drinking and smoking should be prohibited in areas where this material is handled, stored and processed. Workers should wash hands and face before eating, drinking and smoking. Remove contaminated clothing and protective equipment before entering eating areas.
Occupational exposure controls:
Respiratory protection: Disposable particulate mask. Be sure to use an approved/certified or equivalent equipment. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate.
Hand protection: Wear protective disposable vinyl gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Eye protection: Wear protective safety glasses.
Skin protection: Wear appropriate long-sleeved clothing to minimize skin contact.
Hygiene measures: Keep away from foodstuffs and beverages. Do not eat, drink or smoke during work time. Remove soiled or soaked clothing immediately. Clean skin thoroughly after work; apply skin cream. During use, provide suitable ventilation.
For aquarium use only not for Human consumption keep away from children