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Old 06-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #16
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THey sell this stuf at home depot for 8.95 for 2 lbs
The Dynamite?
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:56 PM   #17
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Yes the dynamite 2lb for 8.95 at home depot in store or online.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:00 PM   #18
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Since they've stopped making osmocote plus what will everyone be using now?
Get a group buy of 50 lbs bag. $134 shipped on Amazon.

A local group did it recently.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:17 PM   #19
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Get a group buy of 50 lbs bag. $134 shipped on Amazon.

A local group did it recently.
I thought about it but not that many planted people in my area. I'll give it a try!
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The good news with Dynamaite is all of the products have a micro package in them already. Pat yourselves on the back, TPT. Even a trained horticulturalist pushes micros because they work. I think all purpose or all purpose select would be the best option. Osmocote Plus is 15-9-12, where Dynamite All Purpose is 18-6-8 and All Purpose Select is 15-5-9. In other words, they're all pretty close in NPK composition, with All Purpose Select being the closest to Osmocote Plus. Really, I'd prefer a lower phosphorus number anyway, so that's what I'll use, and at $12 for two lbs. through Amazon Prime, it ain't a bad deal.

Here's a link showing the guaranteed analysis of the Dynamite all purpose select

http://agr.wa.gov/pestfert/fertilize...spx?pname=2876
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I assume that with something like the Dynamite I shouldn't have to dose anything on the water column right?
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Is the Dynamaite even safe to use?
Anyone ever use it before?
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I assume that with something like the Dynamite I shouldn't have to dose anything on the water column right?
I would still dose the water column. Using it as root tabs you're hoping to deliver most of the ferts under the substrate to the roots. Some will more than likely leak out into the water column but the amount of root tabs you'd use probably wouldn't be enough to dose the column. This is all speculation though never used dynamite.
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Dynamite contains 0.47 %urea nitrogen is it safe to use?

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Since osmocote plus is only being sold in the 50lb+ bags, I think I'll stick to using Azomite as a replacement of osmocote plus. Here's Azomoites analysis





I've been using Azomite for over a year now in my cichlid tank to make them healthier, resist parasites/disease, and so far it's worked. I used to use it my old planted 55 gallon tank, and the plants doubled their growth in a couple of weeks. Just beware too much Azomite will kill your plants, I only used 1/2 a teaspoon every month in my 55 gallon tank, and I loved the effects of it.
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OK there was some discussion about using this stuff as an alternative to Osmocote + so I went and bought some at Home Depot so I could list the ferts from the bottle. This is what is on the label. If any of you experts out there in TPT land could chime in as to if this would be a safe alternative it would be great. Heres the list.

Total Nitrogen(N)*
8.56% Nitrate Nitrogen
8.97% Ammoniacal Nitrogen
0.47% Urea Nitrogen
Available Phosphate (P205)*
Soluble Potash (K20)*
Magnesium (Mg)*
0.800% Water Soluble Magnesium (Mg)
Sulfur (S)
3.00% Combined Sulfur (S)
Iron (Fe)*
0.27% Water Soluble Iron (Fe)
Manganese (Mn)*
0.05% Water Soluble Manganese (Mn)*
Molybdenum (Mo)*

It would be great to know if this would be safe since Osmocote + is no longer being made.

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I thought about it but not that many planted people in my area. I'll give it a try!
It's worth trying. I have great success on my plants growth using osmocote plus.

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It's worth trying. I have great success on my plants growth using osmocote plus.

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These are cheaper but not sure if they're the right thing.

Which of these is best?
Amazon.com: Osmocote Plus 15-9-12 Minors, 5-6 Month: Patio, Lawn & Garden Amazon.com: Osmocote Plus 15-9-12 Minors, 5-6 Month: Patio, Lawn & Garden

Amazon.com: FERTILIZER OSMOCOTE 15-9-12 3-4 MONTH: Patio, Lawn & Garden Amazon.com: FERTILIZER OSMOCOTE 15-9-12 3-4 MONTH: Patio, Lawn & Garden

Amazon.com: Osmocote Plus 15-9-12 Minors, 8- 9 Month: Patio, Lawn & Garden Amazon.com: Osmocote Plus 15-9-12 Minors, 8- 9 Month: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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I got the 3-4 mos release.

Even the 50lbs bags are selling fast.

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Why the 3-4 month? Just because it dissolves quicker?

The 5-6 month is free shipping, is that one fine?
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