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Hi Folks: I have gone to Walmart and Home Depot (as suggested here) and all the garden centers in town and cannot find Grants or Green Light stump remover to add nitrate to my tank. They sell "spectricide" which I was told not to use. Any other way to add nitrate naturally to my tank? Thanks alot!
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I bought mine at Lowes in the seasonal dept. where the bugsprays are keep. It is in a white bottle with a green & yellow label with a pic of a stump. Maybe that will help you locate it easier.

You can use a nitrogen fert to up your nitrates. You will more than likely also have to use potassium fert also. Greenlight light contains potassium nitrate which is much better; it really works great. I hope you will be able to find it. Good luck!

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I've seen it at ace hardware, home depot, lowe's, and pikes nurseries. Pikes is the most expensive out of all of them, but they did have it. Might just have to look into trying to find some online and getting it shipped in. I know ace hardware sometimes does a thing where if you ship it to one of their stores and pick it up they don't charge a shipping cost. Might be something to look into.

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We dont have Lowes here in NH but I know of an Ace hardware strore nearby, I will go there. Thanks so much for helping.
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I have been using Spectracide for years with no problem at all. Don't know why someone would tell you not to use it.
It's labeled Spectracide Tree Stump Remover.

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We dont have Lowes here in NH but I know of an Ace hardware strore nearby, I will go there. Thanks so much for helping.
You're very welcome. I would probably phone first. Ace's are really odd with what they do and don't stock since most are independantly owned and such that they don't all carry the same merchandise. I have also heard of other people that have used spectrcide with no problems but have yet to use it myself since I have the green light available in my area.

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Try an Agway.
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I use spectracide also.
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Thanks all. Agway sells something called "high Yield" stump remover and it contains potassium nitrate. How do I know if that is all that it contains and is safe to use. That was all it said on the label.
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I got the msds sheet from spetricide and it is pure potassium nitrate. I work at Lowes and had them fax me the sheet.
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Or just go to www.gregwatson.com and order there....


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Thanks all. Agway sells something called "high Yield" stump remover and it contains potassium nitrate. How do I know if that is all that it contains and is safe to use. That was all it said on the label.
If the only ingredient is Potassium Nitrate - then that's the stump remover you want. Not all stump removers use potassium nitrate (KNO3).

Otherwise, yeah, try gregwatson.com or Off-ice over at plantgeek.net I know Off-ice sells KNO3 for $1 a pound, but since USPS shipping starts at $3, you should order some of his other ferts to offset the shipping cost. (ditto for GregWatson, as neither of these guys is trying to make money off shipping, or a living off selling ferts..they just try to promote the hobby)
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Thanks everyone for helping. Nice planted tank Malkore!
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