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KNO3 used as preservative

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I bought in Amazon Germany, ( i am living in Austria) a KNO3. The product says it is Potassium Nitrate and it is used in preserving food.
Do u think it is fine for my aquarium fertz?

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Yes, KNO3 is the most popular aquarium dry fertilizer on the market.

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I wonder it would be smelly if i put this in the aquarium. the foil package seems to be smelly, i mean, it is nice to fragrance to the food. Is it normal?
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I wonder it would be smelly if i put this in the aquarium. the foil package seems to be smelly, i mean, it is nice to fragrance to the food. Is it normal?
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As long as it's pure KNO3 it should not be smelly.

Can you send a link to the amazon page you bought it from?

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https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B08...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

here it is, it is in German sorry but it says kaliumnitrate meaning Potassium nitrate

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Potash nitrate (potassium nitrate) with trickle aid. Advantages: Long pourability, very good distribution on the product surface, therefore quick solubility. Disadvantage: not suitable for chemical applications
The potassium nitrate is completely harmless. In the production of long-matured raw ham and salami specialties, potash nitrate is broken down enzymatically to nitrite, which protects against spoilage as a particularly effective preservative and permanently stabilizes the curing red meat color.
The potassium nitrate should always be stored dry and airtight (recommended maximum air humidity <75%)
Our quality standards for your safety: ISO 9001, IQ-NET, HACCP, HALAL, DUALES SYSTEM DEUTSCHLAND.
Free shipping within Germany from 30 euros, European Union: from 50 euros. Packaging: High quality PE / ALU bag with aroma protective layer, filling weight: 500 grams. Easy to open and to dose, reclosable with pressure lock.
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As long as it's 100% KNO3 I think you are fine.

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