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General Organics fertilizer.

So I had some fertilizer that I bought for my garden that came in a kit from General Organics. It has 6 different liquids, 2 main types and 4 I guess "booster" types that I don't use. So I was looking at them and noticed they were low levels of NPK. 1-1-1, 0-0-1, and 0.5-0.1-1. They are all organically derived. Ones a root booster, ones a bloom booster and ones humid acid. Camparing the bloom booster to flourish if I kept the doses low enough I think it would be comparable to flourish. Dosed 1/2 ml yesterday and have noticed no stress on my fish. If this works it will be a lot cheaper than using flourish. I'll keep you updated with results. Please share your thoughts or experiences.
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I would be careful with garden fertilizers, as their nitrogen source tends to be urea, which will break down into ammonia inside the aquarium.

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This one is made up of plant protein hydrolysate, rock phosphate, and kelp.
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Liquid Fertilizers

Hello Aqua...

This looks like a problem in the making. Stick to the fertilizers made for aquarium use and if your current fertilizer is too pricey, then take time to research a less expensive alternative that provides the same benefits to your plants. Leave the ferts for land plants out of your tank.

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Dry ferts...your using organic hydro nutes, save it for those other plants
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Why not when people use chemical fertilizers such as osmocote. Just curious, you would think organic would be safer.

This the osmocote ingredient list.


MATERIAL CAS # PEL TLV
Ammonium Nitrate 6484-52-2 None None
Ammonium Phosphates 7783-28-0/7722-76-1 None None
Calcium Phosphates 7758-23-8/7757-93-9/7758-87-4 None None
Calcium Fluoride 7789-75-5 2.5 mg(F)/m3 2.5 mg(F)/m3
Potassium Nitrate 7757-79-1 None None
Magnesium Sulfate 10034-99-8/7487-88-9 None None
Boric Acid 10043-35-3 None None
Copper Sulfate 7758-98-7 None 1.0mg(Cu)/m3
Ferrous Sulfate 7782-63-0 1mg(Fe)/m3 1mg(Fe)/m3
Iron EDTA 15708-41-5 None None
Manganese Sulfate 7785-87-7 5mg(Mn)/m3 5mg(Mn)/m3
Sodium Molybdate 7631-95-0 5mg(Mo)/m3 5mg(Mo)/m3
Zinc Sulfate 7733-02-0 None None
Zinc Oxide 1314-13-2 5mg/m3 10mg/m3

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Still no signs of stress for the fish or plants. I know alot of you say it may be problematic, but compared to the ingredients of other ferts people put in their tanks I feel confident to continue on with this experiment. Will update in one week.
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