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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Tell me if i should use either

So I am at work right now and we have plant foods. One for flowers vegetables and trees/shrubs.. the other is for tomatoes. Of course I wonder about it's use on a planted tank.. the analysis of both read..

Plant:
Total nitrogen..5.0%
.04%..ammoniacial nitrogen
1.6%..other water soluble nitrogen
3.0%..water insoluble nitrogen
available phosphate ....3.0%
Soluble potash....3.0%
Calcium...3.0%
Magnesium ..1.0% (.6% water soluble )
Sulfur...1.0%

Tomato:
total nitrogen ...3.0%
.2%..ammoniacal nitrogen
.7%...other water soluble nitrogen
2.1%...water insoluble nitrogen
Available phosphate ...4.0%
Soluble potash...6.0%
Calcium ...5.0%
Magnesium ...1.0% (.7% water soluble magnesium )
Sulfur .. 3.0%

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-24-2011, 12:42 AM
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I'd go with the plant over the tomatoe, primarily because of the sulfur levels.
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Would this be sufficient for a carpet of microword? Or would I have to dose with liquid

Also. A small layer or deep? Not trying to steal all the bags :P
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I would choose the plant formula too, for the lower % of ammoniacal nitrogen.

Just a sprinkle of the fertilizer, if there is a picture on the bag - that much. Then buy gel capsules or maybe get some real clay to make your own plant tabs for later.


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It's called espoma plant-tone. If you Google it you will see the white bag. I'm at work so I can't send pic
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