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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-14-2017, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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What can I add to fertilizer from gla to prevent algae and mold in bottles besides excel and metricide
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-14-2017, 02:35 PM
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Keep them in a cold dark place like a fridge. That's about the only way I could not get mold, maybe try a small dose of excel/metricide weekly into the bottle? They have half lives which limits their effectiveness as time goes on.
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Silly questions: I know mold is seldom good, but how bad is it when ferts show some mold?
Is it a situation of toxicity? or lesser effectiveness of the ferts?
If I noticed mold, should I pour the fert out immediately, or remove the visible mold and then refrigerate/add excel? Or is it already ruined at that point?

And wouldn't it be better to just keep ferts in an opaque container? (Instead of the translucent bottles commonly seen)

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