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The Iron Fish Test: Fe+ Feh Foe Fum...

Whatever comes around goes around, whatever?

I just bought a hydroponics liquid iron supplement on the sales pitch of a guy who runs a local indoor garden center, and it's funny because the iron supplement wasn't the stuff he stocks on his own shelves for the, erm 'alternate indoor growers' crowd. And he doesn't understand that he actually killed a sale of his stuff with me.

And why he doesn't sell that particular liquid iron is an interesting study in marketing. Because I'll bet if he is a real hydroponics grower he's using something very much like it. He does sell some liquid Iron and micros, but it gets bundled with a lotta natural 'enzymes' and 'kelp by products' derivatives for 'biogenic' and 'systemic' and other sales words enhancements for plants grown in hydroponic mediums. The labels on the bottles some of these products come in remind me of 1960's counterculture comix book covers.

So I ended up getting twice as much volume with added micro-nutrients for nearly half the price. And it's EDDHA chelated. Locally.

I'll know in a week if the stuff works like it's supposed to.

Still I'm amazed at the level of guile of this niche market. I guess I shouldn't be, but still it's like money to burn.

Starting small, keeping it simple..(?)
250 gallon stock tank, "pond"
20 gallon H CBS Shrimp tank

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