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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-02-2003, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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I asked SeaChem about Flourite's nutrients and heres there reply-
Flourite --------

Ag 6.922 5.23
Al 15710 10210
As 12.7 4.6
B 0 0
Ba 104.3 123.9
Be 0.9305 0.6249
Ca 120.2 195.3
Cd 5.979 5.485
Co 7.757 5.748
Cr 21.95 13.03
Cu 19.45 17.36
Fe 16190 18500
K 2417 2195
Mg 2816 2281
Mn 46.84 64.79
Mo 12.37 9.372
Na 365 223.4
Ni 17.72 12.41
P 195.4 224.5
Pb 55.2 42.42
Sb 56.57 40.29
Se 79.42 64.66
Si 95.52 95.1
Sr 25.16 16.28
Ti 26.28 33.97
Tl 118.8 98.9
V 18.23 14.55
Zn 50.37 28.87
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Can someone explain why there are two numbers(I think they mean that each bag may contain between ## and ##?), I don't know all the abbreviations though, can someone tell me them?! I just want to compare these numbers to Eco-Complete, then we'll know which maybe better...
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Ag Silver
Al Aluminum
As Arsenic
B Boron
Ba Barium
Be Beryllium
Ca Calcium
Cd Cadmium
Co Cobalt
Cr Chromium
Cu Copper
Fe Iron
K Potassium
Mg Magnesium
Mn Manganese
Mo Molybdenum
Na Sodium
Ni Nickel
P Phosphorus
Pb Lead
Sb Antimony
Se Selenium
Si Silicon
Sr Strontium
Ti Titanium
Tl Thallium
V Vanadium
Zn Zinc
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Thanks for helping out..now we just need a CaribSea listing! I'll send them an email and see what they have to say...
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2003, 05:50 AM
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Eco Complete, from bag front:
(all ppm)

Iron - 41,625.02
Magnesium - 23,116.30
Calcium - 33,065.61
Potassium - 5,296.37
zinc - 77.78
sulfur - 360.81
manganese - 975.71
sodium - 12,910.97
aluminum - 43,152.08
silicon - 4,498.92
chromium - 49.76
cobalt - 33.41
barium - 336.91
strontium - 278.09
nickel - 32.80
titanium - 4,486.78
vanadium - 239.01
lithium - 8.37
boron - 2.26
cadmium - 1.61
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Whoa! Is it possible Eco-Complete outcompetes it by that much!? :?
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Gotta love new technological advances. I've had the eco-complete for about a month in a tank, I love that no rinsing is needed! Plant growth so far has been very good, even without CO2.
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The larger amount of nutrients found in Eco Complete can by no means be taken as proof that it is better for plant growth than Seachem Fluorite.

What matters is how much of these nutrients are available to plants over which period of time. If these nutrients are all irreversibly bound to the substrate they do you no good. On the other hand, if they all wash out within the first week in the tank, they are just as useless.

What really matters for a good substrate is the ability to store nutrients in a form that makes them available to plants. I have no idea whether Fluorite or Eco Complete wins out in that category, I just know that the nutrient content can be very misleading or meaningless.
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