Aquatic plants absorb Magnesium in the Mg2+ form. It is a member of the macronutrients for aquatic plants. Plants, especially aquatic plants need Magnesium often in larger amounts.
Magnesium plays an important role in the photosynthesis of aquarium plants. The chlorophyll molecule has Magnesium in the center of it. Magnesium also takes part in various other functions such as formation of DNA,RNA and Protein, activation of enzymes, phosphate transportation, fat,vitamin and carbohydrate formation, energy transmission and so on. Magnesium is transportable within the plants. The growing parts of the plants have a concentrated amount of Magnesium.
Why Aquatic plants need Magnesium?
Magnesium deficiency symptoms:
=>The leaf tissue becomes pale, though the vein remains green.
=>Symptoms of magnesium deficiency first appear on older leaves.
Dosage rate for 100L Tank
Use 3 pumps (6ml) for every 100L
Repeat 3 times per week or as needed.
50% weekly water change is suggested
For Advanced Users:
3 pumps for every 100L will add the following
Magnesium - 5ppm