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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-20-2005, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Dry ferts from garden store?

Well it's obvious that I have a N deficiency in my tank and I'm wondering if I can find the dry ferts at garden centers? If I were to order from gregwatson.com the shipping would be huge! My lfs only has Tetra FloraPride and some other brand I've never heard off (also very incomplete). I still have to see if they can get some Seachem for me. So... dry ferts. Are they only sold in bulk (like to golf courses and such) or is there a possibility of finding them at a store?

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I've read where people have used Green Light's Stump Remover for Potassium Nitrate (supposedly pure KNO3). Not sure on the ingredients of other manufacturer's of stump remover. They are usely available in some garden/home improvement stores.
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Hmm ok I searched through a SA forum and someone gets K2NO3 and K2SO4 from the pharmacy. So I'm guessing this stuff is the same as gregwatson's? And there really isn't anything similar to the Plantex CSM except this Trelmix stuff.

The contents are:
Fe - 21.3 g/L
Cu - 3.0 g/L
Mn - 2.7 g/L
Zn - 2.3 g/L
B - 1.0 g/L
Mo - 0.3 g/L
Mg - 0.3 g/L

Is that amount of copper safe? I don't have anything except fish.

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hm, the ratio of Fe/Cu is 10X compared to CSM+B(7% iron, 0.1% Cu). Probably too much copper.


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I thought so too but people (here) are using it and they say they have good success with it, even with snails. I'll have to use either that or hopefully I'll manage to find some Flourish.

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