Phosphorus is one of the three macro nutrients (NPK) required by plants. It is a component of ATP, NADP, nucleic acids and membrane phospholipids. Phosphorus is mobile in plants; this means that the plants divert these nutrients from older leaves to newer leaves. Thus, deficiency symptoms appear in older leaves first. Deficiency symptoms include dark, dull, or discolored leaves.
activate is a concentrated (6,000 mg/L P) phosphorus source. When used as directed, activate will enhance and accelerate the growth of aquatic plants without enhancing algae growth. For maximum benefit, use with synthesis.
activate is made with potassium salts of various phosphates, and is therefore a source of potassium as well. It contains 8,800 mg/L of potassium.
Use one inner capful (5 mL) per 680 L (180 US gallons) twice a week (or as needed). This dose increases phosphate by 0.15 mg/L, and potassium by 0.06 mg/L.
When used with aquavitro"s nitrogen supplement, synthesis at the same dose (5 mL/680 L (180 US gallons)) both products provide nitrogen and phosphorus in a 5:1 N:P ratio.
Note: each inner cap thread is approximately 1 mL. One full cap is 30 mL.