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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-25-2019, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Rex Grigg Dry Fert Alternative

I bought a lot of ferts from Rex, years ago, and have been using them ever since. I'm finally about to run out.
Does anyone know of another source of good clean dry ferts, like he used to sell? I found some dry ferts from a random seller, specified for planted aquariums, but they are basic hardware store grade ferts.. chunky, smelly, brown. Rex's were nice pure white powders.

Thanks for any advice.
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There are quite a few places to buy aquarium fertilizer. Probably some local to you. Fire up your googler to see what's available in your area. There are bound to be some shops in STL that carry dry salts. Some hydroponic stores have by-the-pound ferts at reasonable prices. Also available all over Amazon and fleabay.

My preferred retailer is Green Leaf Aquariums. Vendor reviews aren't permitted, so I won't speak to service or anything of the sort. But this is why I choose them: cheaper prices than other newcomer retailers.
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I used Rex's for years and just recently was turned on to GLA. So far, so good. Like you said, they just last so long. I've got almost 500 gallons of planted tank and still haven't used up all of my KH2PO4 from Rex that I bought years ago.

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I'm also local to St. Louis - I have bought macros and iron from Nilocg. I also have plenty of CSM-B and individual micro elements, if you are interested in making your own micro mix like many people on this forum are now doing. I'm in the Fenton area.
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Thanks!
I did try the ole' googler, and that's how I ended up w/ stinky brown ferts.. It was a nice looking store too.. Black background, and pictures of bright planted aquariums, etc.
Ebay looks to be a good option, because they do show the actual product and some look great. And thanks for the recommendations for the stores you've all used.
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I've used Green Leaf Aquariums and Nilocg Aquatics and was happy with both. They both have the nice clean powdery stuff you are looking for.


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