Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Western Colorado
I'm not certain if it's the same or not. I just looked at the bottle I used to use and it doesn't say anything about vine. As for mixing, I just dose the dry powder strait into the tank more or less. I have a 1 gallon jug that I fill about 1/2 way with water. I then place the Kno3 and anything else that gets dosed that day into the water... swish it around and pour it all into the tank. If I was going to mix the solution I would use tap water.
You may want to just go ahead and buy some KNo3 from a sponsor of this forum. It will save you a bunch of money down the road. Especially if your running a medium to large tank. Then you wouldn't have to worry about "cut vine" and if it's pure Kno3.