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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Ferts and shrimp

Has anyone used Nutrafin Plant Gro in their tank with shrimp?

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
Total Nitrogen (N).................................0.15%
0.15% Water Soluble Nitrogen (Chelating agent)
Boron (B).........................................0.0005 %
Copper (Cu)......................................0.0005%
0.0005% Chelated Copper (Cu)
Iron (Fe).............................................. 0.26%
0.26% Chelated Iron (Fe)
Manganese (Mn)...............0.05%
0.05% Chelated Manganese (Mn)
Molybdenum (Mo)........ 0.0007%
Zinc (Zn)........................0.003%
0.003% Chelated Zinc (Zn)

There is a verrrrrry small amount of copper in bottle. I'm a big fan of heavily planted tanks and purchased a big bottle of the stuff before getting into shrimp. Is it safe to use this in the shrimp tanks?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 10:40 AM
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Yeah its pretty safe to use ferts with copper as long as they are in low quantities. Lots of people use Plantex CSM+b which has copper in it, in their shrimp tanks with no problem.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 10:49 AM
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It will be fine.

5 ten-thousandths of a percent of copper is essentially nothing. I doubt it will even meet the needs of the plants

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