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owens81jw 01-24-2013 12:26 AM

Dry iron fert
 
Plan on puttin flourite black sand in my 72 Gal bow

I was wondering is there any iron dry ferts I can put under the sand?

happi 01-24-2013 02:15 AM

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Originally Posted by owens81jw (Post 2331266)
Plan on puttin flourite black sand in my 72 Gal bow

I was wondering is there any iron dry ferts I can put under the sand?


i dont think you could put dry iron under the substrate, it will mix in water.

BriDroid 01-24-2013 02:44 AM

Laterite is iron rich. Also the Grō Soil Tabs are high in iron (and other good stuff). I got some of them from the RAOK he did and I'm really impressed with them. It would be very easy to put them down first before the sand.

owens81jw 01-24-2013 02:51 AM

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Originally Posted by BriDroid (Post 2332666)
Laterite is iron rich. Also the Grō Soil Tabs are high in iron (and other good stuff). I got some of them from the RAOK he did and I'm really impressed with them. It would be very easy to put them down first before the sand.

O crap , totally forgot about laterite !!!

I'm thinking if the flourite sand can hold ferts , placing the laterite underutilized could only help with iron treatment

happi 01-24-2013 02:39 PM

laterite should be fine, i thought you meant to ask dry fert in powder form, which wouldn't work.

owens81jw 01-26-2013 02:39 AM

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Originally Posted by happi (Post 2335730)
laterite should be fine, i thought you meant to ask dry fert in powder form, which wouldn't work.


i ordered so root tabs from pfertz, they have 15% iron in them

happi 01-26-2013 03:03 AM

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Originally Posted by owens81jw (Post 2352786)
i ordered so root tabs from pfertz, they have 15% iron in them


should have used Osmocote +

Arv 01-26-2013 06:02 AM

+1 on laterite. That's what I used and also some peat under eco complete

owens81jw 01-26-2013 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by happi (Post 2353090)
should have used Osmocote +

Those are better??? Hmmmm learned something new today


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