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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 05:53 AM Thread Starter
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Is kent pro plant safe to use with shrimps?

Also can it be used with flourish excel?
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Just want to ask again if anyone has experience with dosing with Kent Pro Plant in a shrimp tank?
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Guaranteed Analysis 1-0-0
Total Nitrogen (N) 1.0%
1.0% Nitrate Nitrogen
Magnesium (Mg) 0.05%
0.05% Water Soluble Magnesium (Mg)
Sulfur (S) 0.06%
0.06% Combined sulfur (S)
Boron (B) 0.0002%
Derived from: Sodium nitrate Magnesium Sulfate and Boric Acid.

I've never used it. However, I see nothing that would impact shrimp at normal doses. Btw It's far from a complete fertilizer.
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Guaranteed Analysis 1-0-0
Total Nitrogen (N) 1.0%
1.0% Nitrate Nitrogen
Magnesium (Mg) 0.05%
0.05% Water Soluble Magnesium (Mg)
Sulfur (S) 0.06%
0.06% Combined sulfur (S)
Boron (B) 0.0002%
Derived from: Sodium nitrate Magnesium Sulfate and Boric Acid.

I've never used it. However, I see nothing that would impact shrimp at normal doses. Btw It's far from a complete fertilizer.
I read from another forum- planet inverts- that the author uses "KH2PO4 (Phosphate), Seachem Iron and Kent Pro-Plant" and it is safe for his shrimps.
As you know some people say copper in flourish is bad for shrimps. I just want an alternative for dosing ferts.
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I read from another forum- planet inverts- that the author uses "KH2PO4 (Phosphate), Seachem Iron and Kent Pro-Plant" and it is safe for his shrimps.
As you know some people say copper in flourish is bad for shrimps. I just want an alternative for dosing ferts.
You would still be missing potassium which is a macro nutrient. KH2PO4 does not have enough alone. There are also various trace elements missing.

I can't speak to the safety of sensitive shrimp variants. I can say that full EI dosing using Plantex, KNO3 and KH2PO4 is safe for cherry shrimp. I've been doing that for quite some time without problems as have many others.
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You would still be missing potassium which is a macro nutrient. KH2PO4 does not have enough alone. There are also various trace elements missing.

I can't speak to the safety of sensitive shrimp variants. I can say that full EI dosing using Plantex, KNO3 and KH2PO4 is safe for cherry shrimp. I've been doing that for quite some time without problems as have many others.
I would use kent pro and seachem potassium together for the ferts. I want to avoid phosphates since it promotes algae.

I have RCS so sensitivity shouldn't be an issue.
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Why not just purchase dry fertilizers? It's much cheaper and easier than trying to work around a commercial solution. Also, phosphates do not cause algae. That's simply an old myth. In fact, the lack of phosphates can cause algae.
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