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Favorite sources of Macronutrients

Besides the flourish line of products what are your favorite sources of macronutrients? Iím interested in learning about any proven and hopefully more commonly available and/or more cost effective sources for nitrate, phosphate, and potassium for dosing the water column
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Any of the dry ferts like what's on offer from Greenleafaquariuns or NilocG

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You arent going to find a source more commonly available than Seachem products. Dry ferts will certainly be cheaper than seachem stuff. There are 3-4 sellers of dry ferts that I am aware of. Compare prices and get the ones with the best value, they are all the same for the most part.
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OK I had heard something about using Fleet enemas as a source of I believe phisphate and I wondered how many more common products out there may contain the nutrients needed for aquarium use.
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OK I had heard something about using Fleet enemas as a source of I believe phisphate and I wondered how many more common products out there may contain the nutrients needed for aquarium use.
Yes, this is a source of phosphates.

Stump remover is a source of potassium nitrate.

However, that being said, it is usually cheaper to just buy the pure chemical, as they are readily available these days

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Stump remover is a source of potassium nitrate.

However, that being said, it is usually cheaper to just buy the pure chemical, as they are readily available these days
If you just run short of potassium nitrate the stump remover is less expensive then buying online if you include shipping. If you need multiple macros then it's more cost effective to buy online.
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