Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
As I have stated in my prvious posts, I used Miracle-gro with tremendous success in the past. Re-enetering the hobby now, I have read much on differing opinions.
Suffice it to say, I am convinced that MG or any fert used judiciously can work. FWIW, though there is high Urea in MG, I have never had fish deaths.
Simazine, probably another "dirty" word also works well in small quantities. As in life, no method works for all situations, and Simazine will kill certain plants. In a similar vein, instead of using copper sulfate drops if and when an ich breack-out occurred [ usu from a latently infected new aqusition] i kept 2-3 pennies in the tank. Later, I discovered that they were doing in my Vals.
As the excellent PMDD article states, they are proposing a starting point.
If others are using MG, I would like to hear from them. This seems like a nice forum for discussions, w/o the silliness of flames.
125 gal; walmart-K/L covered in PlaySand;
Rena Filstar XP3
6x85watt HO flu. 4.08 Watts/gallon
3x 6500K + 3x 5000k 8hrs/day
HP CO2 ~50 bub/min into Rena canister
My Tap H2O = 0% NO3; 2 Gh; 6.8 pH; 0.3 ppm Fe