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Old 01-16-2007, 04:27 PM   #1
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Chinchilla Pooh, Revisiting.


I saw on a British plant forum people use Rabbit pooh as fertilizer. They say it works wonders and beats any other type of manufactured root fertilizer. I don't have any rabbits but I figure my Chinchilla's pooh would be the same thing since their diet is the same. Since my plants in my sandy bottom tank don;t grow with out root tablets I thing I might trey it out. Any yahs or nahs?


Update: Well i decided to give it ago and I placed 5 pieces of oven baked chinchilla pooh into some sand and water. I then froze it and placed it under a plant. The plant i was using was pretty much dead and covered in algae but it did have white roots still. After two days I noticed green sprouts growing from the dead algae infested plant. today i noticed the new growth is starting to turn red. It is worth noting my nitrAte levels and other levels remained good.

here is a picture you can clearly see the new growth and the dead spots.


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Old 01-16-2007, 07:56 PM   #2
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why reinvent the wheel? Stick with what works for you.
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:13 PM   #3
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I've heard of people using rabbit poo + water in a sunny window to grow infusoria for feeding fry. I don't think I'd put any manner of fecal waste directly into my tank on purpose though. I'd be afraid that any plants I uproot would stink and that it'd be very messy.
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:34 PM   #4
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guess they arent worried about e coli or crypt
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:39 PM   #5
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It does seem gross, but it's not like Box isn't coming into contact with the poop with cage cleanings anyway. He's gonna catch anything communicable anyway.

Now, when you use bunnypoop as roottabs, is it aged first?
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:28 PM   #6
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I've heard of people using rabbit poo + water in a sunny window to grow infusoria for feeding fry. I don't think I'd put any manner of fecal waste directly into my tank on purpose though. I'd be afraid that any plants I uproot would stink and that it'd be very messy.
That's all I could see it be useful for. Chinchilla (and rabbit) poo are both practically pure fiber, so I can't see how plants could get many nutrients from it. I have a Chinchilla too.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:48 AM   #7
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I have heard of people putting rabbit pellets in a cheese cloth and making tea to water house plants with great results. I am not sure that would translate directly to aquaria though. ONe of the things about rabbit poo is that you don;t have to compost it first like you would cow manure. You could squeeze right out of them onto your plants. I have a pet rabbit. Anybody wants a free sample of rabbit dookie to play with let me know. All you gotta do is ask...
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:45 AM   #8
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Clearly someone needs to do a test on this. What if this turns out to be the holy grail of aquatic plant ferts? Dwarf lops on aquabid anyone?
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Old 01-17-2007, 04:13 AM   #9
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Clearly someone needs to do a test on this. What if this turns out to be the holy grail of aquatic plant ferts?
Could be. And we can save millions of cash for doing the alternative to root tabs. The only problem is most companies will loss their income for making root tabs. Your loss, our gain indeed.
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:16 PM   #10
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haha. Well. I will test it out in my tank with ONE plant and just one Pellet. If I see anything that would make it worth setting up an actually experiment I may do just that.

E. Coli.. Mmm... Well i would think As long as i wash My hands.


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Well what i am currently doing does not work thus that want for change haha.


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Now, when you use bunnypoop as roottabs, is it aged first?
I believe with bunny poop they cook it dry or sun bake it first. The chinchillas pooh dries pretty quick I suppose.
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:04 AM   #11
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remind me what that stuff is that comes out of a horses bottom, and why i put it in my garden every year
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:07 PM   #12
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updated. Seems to be doing good. I added some more plants and reintroduced co2 yesterday so it should get going even faster now.
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Do you have some test stems in the tank too, so you can compare side by side?
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I'd be interested in seeing how the poo will effect the water chemistry and health on the other creatures in the tank.

If it works, sweet!
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:32 PM   #15
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bottom line is...no matter how well it works, I will never allow e coli and/or cryptococcus in my water column...not to mention Klebsiella spp and enterococcus spp....
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