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Question Any ever thought of useing Milorganite as an additive?

It's completely organic and slowly releases iron and nitrogen so I guess it could possibly work.


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i would never but that in a tank. they recommend that you dont use it on vegetable gardens because it may have high levels of heavy metals. those could leach into the tank and cause problems. also it would be a very nutrient rich additive.
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Hi will5,

+1 for skanderson's comment....Milorganite does contain heavy metals will not be put into any of my tanks.

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I did an experiment with Milorganite while in college. Within a very short time, there was a lot of grease or oil on the surface of the water and it smelled awful. Just for that reason alone, I would never put it in my tank.
I have used earthworm castings in the past, but I can't say one way or another if it actually provided any additional benefits.
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Azomite http://www.azomite.com/index.html or elemite may be practical alternatives
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