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xev11 12-28-2012 07:50 PM

Miracle Gro Liquid
 
I was suggested try using miracle gro liquid fert but not sure which one would be better. Also would like to know what proportions to mix with water.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...0051#more_info
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...3#.UN1bWW_LTSg 12-4-8
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UN1aEm_LTSg 12-9-6
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UN1aqW_LTSg 8-7-6

Seattle_Aquarist 12-28-2012 09:17 PM

Hi xev11,

I am not aware of individuals using Miracle Grow liquid for their aquariums. Some of us that grow emersed plants may use it. What is your application?

xev11 12-28-2012 09:18 PM

I was thinking of dosing it very diluted into the tank with fish and all.

Seattle_Aquarist 12-28-2012 09:56 PM

Hi xev11,

I wouldn't risk my fish; a lot of the commercial fertilizers for garden use contain very toxic heavy metals. For example the first one on your list - Miracle Gro Organic All Purpose contains:

Arsenic - 3.43 ppm
Mercury - .0054 ppm
Cadmium - .838 ppm
Lead - 1.80 ppm

I would not risk my fish to try to save a couple $$ on plant food. I suggest using Seachem products or if you have several tanks or large tanks dosing using the EI method using the proper chemicals.


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