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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2020, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Jobe's housepant fert spikes & inverts

Ok. I have bad google-fu. My H2O2 fiasco was a classic example - killed my nerites.

So BEFORE I put some Jobe's houseplant fertilizers sticks in my substrate - does anyone know if they are invertabrate-safe?

They don't say anything abou ferns on the package just "for beautiful houseplants". They are 13-4-5.
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Don't take this the wrong way but real talk... you dont have bad Google-fu. You are too lazy to understand the basics of what shrimp require in the first place to keep them safe. Secondly, you are too lazy to understand the basics of fertilizing aquatic plants and have chosen a house plant fertilizer for it instead of the myriad of premade mixes specifically for aquariums.

You should not be gambling on animal's lives imo.

Start here for shrimp and try to get a solid understanding of TDS, gh, kh and ph: https://aquariumbreeder.com/water-pa...n-shrimp-tank/

Fertilizers is a much larger topic and I suggest using a set and forget method like this until you get a solid grip on it (some never want to): https://www.aquariumcoop.com/blogs/a...-right-for-you
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I have a bit of a landscape background, and IMO jobe spikes are cheaply made, and heavy with salts. Yes all ferts are one form of salt or another, but these are on the high side.

I’d avoid them.
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I have a bit of a landscape background, and IMO jobe spikes are cheaply made, and heavy with salts. Yes all ferts are one form of salt or another, but these are on the high side.

I’d avoid them.
So essentially the same as scooping in normal dry fert salts that enter the water column immediately instead of over a long time?

Sounds like a disaster for TDS and kh.
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