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limited shipping options, amazon?

Hi guys, this is a rather unique request...

I live in a place where shipping is prohibitively expensive so I'm looking to use my amazon prime membership.

What's an acceptable fertilizer I can get on amazon.ca? I would actually prefer it not to be that seachem stuff since it's so expensive for a little bottle too.

Would terrestrial fertilizers work? I have a tiny 3g nano (no co2)

What about this for example? http://www.amazon.ca/Miracle-Gro-Organic-Choice-Plant-2-72kg/dp/B00IOCYEMG/ref=sr_1_18?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1417845708&sr=1-18&keywords=fertilizer or http://www.amazon.ca/Scotts-Company-Osmocote-Outdoor-Release/dp/B0071CZTBA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417846274&sr=8-1&keywords=osmocote

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Osmocote plus would work pretty well under gravel/substrate to feed nutrients to roots of plants. Just make sure you don't overdo it, because it can sky-rocket nitrates. You're also going to need to dose the aquarium a bit as well to help out plants that like getting nutrients from the water column.

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Here are some options for dosing the water column. It looks like some of these guys might not do free Prime shipping. I suggest you look around a bit more using terms like "potassium nitrate" "dibasic potassium phosphate or dipotassium phosphate" etc.

http://www.amazon.com/Potassium-Sulfate-Potash-Organic-Pound/dp/B004JD6MGK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1417856171&sr=8-7&keywords=potassium+nitrate
http://www.amazon.com/Sodium-Nitrate-Tech-Grade-Powder/dp/B00HEWSLMG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1417856171&sr=8-3&keywords=potassium+nitrate
http://www.amazon.com/Potassium-Phosphate-Fertilizer-Monopotassium-Hydroponics/dp/B00HCS99YG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1417856226&sr=8-2&keywords=potassium+phosphateand
http://www.amazon.com/Fertilizer-Monopotassium-Hydroponics-Greenway-Biotech/dp/B00HCS44LY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1417856226&sr=8-4&keywords=potassium+phosphate
DTPA Iron Chelate:
http://www.amazon.com/AquaIron-DTPA-Iron-Chelate-16/dp/B00AYK9ZLG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417856249&sr=8-1&keywords=dtpa+ironFor micronutrients you might be better off just buying a Fluorish trace bottle. It should last a while anyway:
http://www.amazon.com/Seachem-Flourish-Trace-Elements-500ml/dp/B001EUL3F6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417856275&sr=8-1&keywords=flourish+trace

EDIT - Sorry, forgot you had a nano 3g. The options I posted above will last you a LOOOONG time in this case. Personally, if you only plan on keeping the nano and you aren't dosing CO2 I would just buy the fluorish bottles. They will last a long time for you. There may be better options out there though...
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Hi guys, this is a rather unique request...

I live in a place where shipping is prohibitively expensive so I'm looking to use my amazon prime membership.

What's an acceptable fertilizer I can get on amazon.ca? I would actually prefer it not to be that seachem stuff since it's so expensive for a little bottle too.

Would terrestrial fertilizers work? I have a tiny 3g nano (no co2)

What about this for example? Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Plant Food, 7-1-2, 2.72kg: Amazon.ca: Patio, Lawn & Garden or Scotts Company Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Smart Release Plant Food, 1-Pound: Amazon.ca: Patio, Lawn & Garden
Seachem makes 2 and 4 liter bottles if that's the only thing keeping you from their products.
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Seachem makes 2 and 4 liter bottles
But I'll bet the shipping on half a gallon of water would be prohibitive. Keep looking for the dry products, add your own water.

Osmocote plus is a good substrate fertilizer.
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But I'll bet the shipping on half a gallon of water would be prohibitive. Keep looking for the dry products, add your own water.

Osmocote plus is a good substrate fertilizer.
Amazon prime = free shipping, no? Which is why the OP is going through amazon.
I suggested the big bottles because of the initial comment of the small bottles being pricey.
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thanks for the reply guys. Unfortunately I live in canada, and so amazon doesn't ship stuff like potassium sulfate. The only seachem with prime shipping is a 500ml bottle haha
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Hi byviolet,

I agree, it is almost impossible to get Potassium Nitrate in Canada; but the Sodium nitrate suggested by Squrl888 above or Calcium Nitrate (also on Amazon) would likely be an acceptable substitute.

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