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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2007, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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So from where does everyone order their dry fertilizers from?
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Any more ? The point of this thread is to list as many good suppliers as we can
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Same place I get mine.


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Do you mean by online or locally?

I wanted to buy from Greg Watson's website but after shipping/handling, it cost too much to ship to Canada. So I did some research and found local stores that sold dry ferts.

For locally, google "hydroponics" and your city name to find stores that retail and specialize in hydroponics. You'll find that there's a lot of equipment and other stuff that are perfect for planted tanks. For dry ferts, it might be a little harder. When I went to one in my area, I asked them for KH2PO4, KNO3, trace elements, and the person looked like she didn't know what I was talking about, probably cause not a lot of people go in looking for that kind of stuff. But after some thinking and some consultation with other workers, she found the chemicals + lots of other ones that might be useful in stock somewhere in the back.
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I got mine from Rex and was super happy. Everything comes labeled w/ directions, and was all packaged neatly. Prices were great too.
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Well you can get some of the stuff you need at various places locally, like go to you local home improvement store and get stump remover that is 100% KNO3, I've been using Spectracide Stump Remover from HD, I think 1 pound was around $5. I've heard also that Fleet Enema is KH2PO4. Thats all most will need for macros, for micros I'd just get the Flourish or Tropica, both of which are a bit pricey. Tom Barr said months ago he was going to create his own Micro Mix that would be much cheaper and it would be available on http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com/ but still no word. CSM is cheaper but has been said to be not as good in the past. Most folks buy from Rex because his prices are good. But personally he has been an @$$ on the forums to me and other folks in the past so I will never give him a dime. I am looking for some bulk bags myself but its the wrong time of year for up here, and every place I've called so far has told me I can't buy KNO3 any more since 911, but I'm still looking.
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