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Old 04-13-2013, 12:20 AM   #1
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Miracle grow plant food spikes


Can you use them in your tank? Or are the jobes ones the only ones?
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:04 AM   #2
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I'm new at this so take what I'm about to say for what it's worth.
I personally, would just buy from someone here on this forum. It'll be way cheaper and it'll be done like a planted pro would do. If you still want to go get miracle grow I would say check the contents of the miracle grow and compare them to say an API feet tab. Make sure you're looking at percentages also.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:24 AM   #3
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bump, anyone know if they are safe ? i would like to know also
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:44 AM   #4
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I'm trying them. The numbers weren't too different from the Jobe's spikes, and they had less urea in them. I figured it was safe to try since the only livestock I have currently are snails.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:18 AM   #5
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good luck let us know how it goes
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:53 AM   #6
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It's been 4 days so far. Water params haven't changed.
0.25 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 0 nitrates. Tank has been set up since 2/23/13. Fairly well planted, plants are doing well, but they were growing well before. Substrate is just sand, however, so the plants needed some kind of ferts. Snails showing no signs of stress.

Anyone know how long these spikes last in a tank? I've never used any type before.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:54 PM   #7
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Hmm.. You have something wrong. Any amount of ammonia over 0 means your cycle is not working. 0 nitrate is also a problem in a planted tank. You should be aiming for about 10.
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I know. Been trying to get my tank to cycle forever. :P Tempted to try the ammonia route, but it's full of snails.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:43 PM   #9
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put 1/4 a spike under my amazon sword 5 days ago no issues so far

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Old 05-14-2013, 04:32 AM   #10
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i added 1/4 a stick to my over flow box (basically the same as putting it in a hob filter )

its been 2 days plants have greened up a bit no algae so far , fish acting normal

also put a 1/4 stick in a jar with water the water is solid green now so will cause algae bad if your plants cant handle the exes nutrition

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It's now been almost a month. Tank has cycled since I added the ferts and I now have three guppies happily swimming in the tank. Fish, plants and snails all doing well. Nitrates hovering nicely between 5 and 10ppm.
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