Sprite + Aspirin vs Fertalizer - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-10-2015, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
MrCrabs's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 35
Sprite + Aspirin vs Fertalizer

X-mas season is around and we just got our xmas tree this weekend.

Now some people say that putting some sugar soda (sprite, ginger ale, etc) and an aspirin into the water is good for the tree.

So while I was pouring a can of soda into my tree stand I was thinking maybe I should instead use some of the high quality EI fertilizer I have in my aquarium stand.

What do you guys think?

A pizza with a radius of 'z' and the thickness of 'a' has the volume: Pi*z*z*a
MrCrabs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-10-2015, 10:10 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
AWolf's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,261
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrCrabs View Post
X-mas season is around and we just got our xmas tree this weekend.

Now some people say that putting some sugar soda (sprite, ginger ale, etc) and an aspirin into the water is good for the tree.

So while I was pouring a can of soda into my tree stand I was thinking maybe I should instead use some of the high quality EI fertilizer I have in my aquarium stand.

What do you guys think?
I Think it is a great idea for an experiment. My guess is that the tree is still soaking in nutrient, and the sprite and aspirin are just ways to keep it green as long as possible, for those without fertilizer on hand. But, I'm not sure about pets drinking fertilizer. Sprite and aspirin won't hurt a pet, I don't think. Maybe that is why people do it. Happy Holidays!
AWolf is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-10-2015, 11:50 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
Posts: 11,721
Sprite is OK for pets, as long as they are not diabetic, but aspirin is not.
Diana is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-10-2015, 11:54 PM
Children Boogie
 
mistergreen's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 16,743
You have to understand why people put sprite and aspirin to cut plants. It's to preserve them as long as possible before they die, not fertilizer.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mistergreen is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-11-2015, 12:11 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
The Big Buddha's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Montreal (But I have a U.S. address as well)
Posts: 945
I have found the most important thing is to freshly cut a couple of inches of the bottom just before you set the tree up.
The Big Buddha is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-11-2015, 02:59 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Argus's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: California
Posts: 584
You want something that inhibits the tree's production of ethylene.
How to Keep the Needles on Your Christmas Tree | Science | Smithsonian

Mythbusters did some tests of various myths about preventing needle loss on cut X-mas trees.

You can keep needles from falling off of the Christmas tree by adding lemon-lime soda.
BUSTED
Results were similar to the control.

You can keep needles from falling off of the Christmas tree by adding pain reliever.
BUSTED
Results were similar to the control.
Argus is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome