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Old 03-13-2010, 10:14 PM   #16
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lol didnt think about that. damn canadians.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:35 AM   #17
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I found it in my local garden shop in B.C, srry not garden shop but its actually a nursery and they had and also another place that sod pet food and tools and stuff also carried it put it wasnt cheap one was about $15 and at the other store $12 so ya.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:41 AM   #18
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good job rezzing a 3yr old thread
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:38 AM   #19
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For what it's worth, I got some KNO3 from a local garden/hydroponic shop, they told me it had to be sold in a slurry form mixed with water so I got 250 grams mixed into 1 liter of water.

Perhaps BC has different regulations, but it can still be had in Alberta.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:02 AM   #20
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You could in theory use Urea and Ammonium nitrate instead. This stuff is easily obtainable and safe to use.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:46 PM   #21
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I am in Canada and I did order from U.S. at http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com/

Ordered autumn 2011, strangely I did not have any problems and received the shipment. Maybe I am lucky.

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Old 02-21-2013, 01:06 AM   #22
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You could in theory use Urea and Ammonium nitrate instead. This stuff is easily obtainable and safe to use.
While theoretically feasible, it is harder to use these chemicals if you have livestock, since the ammonia would be toxic.

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I am in Canada and I did order from U.S. at http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com/

Ordered autumn 2011, strangely I did not have any problems and received the shipment. Maybe I am lucky.

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I believe the "ban" is more of a restriction than anything else; as long as you purchase under a certain amount, you are fine, but if you purchase larger quantities, the government will ask for identification so that they will have it on record.
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Seachem's aquavitro N source uses exclusively urea and ammonium nitrate. So I have to assume it's not too bad.
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Seachem's aquavitro N source uses exclusively urea and ammonium nitrate. So I have to assume it's not too bad.
Hmm, looking at the Seachem website for this product:

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Approximately 50% of the nitrogen in synthesis™ is derived from an organic source (urea), while the remaining nitrogen splits at about 25% each from nitrate and ammoniacal sources.
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This dose increases total nitrogen by 0.24 mg/L. This is the same amount of nitrogen that would be present if all nitrogen were present in the nitrate form at 1 mg/L. Because not all nitrogen is in the nitrate form, you will measure a 0.25 mg/L nitrate increase immediately after dosing.
Of this amount, 0.12 mg/L is urea, while 0.06 mg/L is from other ammoniacal sources. Urea slowly hydrolyzes into ammonia, so we can assume there will be 0.24 mg/L of ammonia from the urea, and adding this to 0.06 mg/L of other ammoniacal sources, we get a total of 0.30 mg/L of ammonia.

Essentially, you are adding 0.3 ppm of ammonia to your water each time you are dosing. Now, whether the plants and/or beneficial bacteria would absorb/break this down faster than it could harm livestock is another question.
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Hmm, looking at the Seachem website for this product:
It's Seachem Flourish Nitrogen for dosing nitrates.
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I am in Canada and I did order from U.S. at http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com/
Same here. I asked them before ordering if their customers in Canada had problems ordering KNO3, and they said it was fine.

So I ordered last month, it took longer than I expected to arrive but otherwise no problem.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:48 PM   #27
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Same here. I asked them before ordering if their customers in Canada had problems ordering KNO3, and they said it was fine.

So I ordered last month, it took longer than I expected to arrive but otherwise no problem.
is this site still working? i cant seem to load the link but it would be extremely helpful if it worked
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I get almost everything from Canadian aquatics - but they do not have KNO3.

I still have some KNO3 left, but I am not sure where I will get more when it runs out.

But looks like this guy has some

http://www.theplantguy.org/Dry-fertilizers_c_27.html
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:19 PM   #29
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Yeah, then they will really think he's gonna blow something up!

ahahaha sorry that made me laugh.

Isnt there a Canadian plant site selling all these nutrients inclduing kno3?
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:18 PM   #30
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Same here. I asked them before ordering if their customers in Canada had problems ordering KNO3, and they said it was fine.

So I ordered last month, it took longer than I expected to arrive but otherwise no problem.
I'm pretty sure it's against the law to ship any amount of kno3 internationally. If anyone knows for sure that its ok let me know.

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