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|02-19-2013 12:42 AM|
I bought this same fert last week and put a little in a tank that I was transitioning out of a dry start. Afterwards, I did some research on here and found a link to this website that lists the metal content:http://agr.wa.gov/PestFert/Fertilize...spx?pname=2065.
Does anyone know how these levels compare to those found in products intended for aquarium use and considered shrimp/fish safe? After fertilizing for a while with this product, would the moss be safe to put into a shrimp tank?
|02-18-2013 07:14 PM|
|02-09-2013 01:38 AM|
|acitydweller||not that i am aware of. most, if not all prefer cooler temps. Other plants that live in discus tanks like anubias may do well in those temps.|
|02-09-2013 12:00 AM|
|Green_Flash||Are there any moss for warm water like 78-80?|
|02-08-2013 06:16 PM|
i was on the 20th floor overlooking times square. The window doesnt open and only gets about 1.5 - 2 hours of direct sunlight depending on the time of the year but the area itself is sort of cold due to the chill from the glass and also the air conditioning during the summer.
Point worth making, i only use a drop or two at a time each week. The container used was only a quart from a chinese take out so use this sparingly. You can likely use more in a larger container but start small and go from there. I never changed the water and only topped up. I think i may have done a 100% water change when i had taken a few days off and decided to restart the container with fresh water and a drop of the fertilizer. i use the same fertlizer on all my other desk plants so i know this stuff works. It has completely restored my porthos which were otherwise yellowing and going bald. new leaves are huge and deeply green.
to answer your question. i suppose room temp. nothing too hot or cold.
|02-08-2013 05:49 PM|
|02-08-2013 05:40 PM|
Originally Posted by aokashi View Post
|02-08-2013 03:52 PM|
Wow, thanks for this acitydweller, I've wondered about some of the ferts available at the home improvement stores... I may give this a shot. I already have a small plastic container with a bit of Java moss and a couple of snails in it, but no ferts at this time. It doesn't seem to be growing much right now. Now, I really want to go to Home Depot and see if I can find that Miracle Gro
|02-08-2013 03:44 PM|
Originally Posted by newbieplanter View Post
I do not have experience with any of these ADI products and cant comment though you must understand if moss can grow a dark green for someone like me off a windowsill in my office with no filtration, all the co2 and other stuff is likely overkill and notably not bringing the benefits they market. Try to keep things simple as adjustments and tuning are much easier.
Originally Posted by TheGuy View Post
Originally Posted by Aqualady View Post
This has a measure of 8-7-6 for NPK and i first used it in a random quart container and some java moss that seemed to be brown and dying. Before using fertilizers, the moss sort of just stayed the same not getting better but not getting worse for about 3 weeks by the window. 3 pond snails were added and fed once a week but still to no benefit. I think i paid $4-5 for this bottle. The first signs of growth came within the first week with new strands of moss emerging from the old growth. After 3 weeks, the green growth seemed to take over about 50% of what seemed to be the old brown moss. As of two weeks ago. i gave the moss away in my RAOK which would have appeared to be crisp, lush and new as if it came out of my own shrimp tank.
I hope you can experience the happiness i had with this little experiment with ferts. it simply works and im sure anyone here can spare a small plastic container, some java moss and a window sill with about 4-5 hours of sun to test this out.
|02-08-2013 02:47 PM|
|02-08-2013 02:32 PM|
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|02-08-2013 02:05 PM|
well you have the moss in a container shielded away from your co2 being dosed :P
i would just drop the moss in the tank.
|02-08-2013 01:34 PM|
|02-08-2013 01:20 PM|
You sound a bit down with this at the moment. Consider qualifying the advice feom people. Petco is not well known for keeping the best quairy plamts not livestock. Their job is to sell for profit and not foster the hobby.
You are merely keeping moss barely alive by putting them in a container filled with water. Moss, like all living things need several sources of nutrients. Consider going to home depot or walmart and picking up some liquid fertilizer from the garden section. That should have enough npk to boost some new green growth in that container. This advice comes from my own experience rebailitating some unwanted brown moss. The results were amazing. Try it and you will see. If u want a photo of the one i use, i can take a pic later
|02-08-2013 01:01 PM|
Originally Posted by blackwidow View Post
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