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Re: [APD] !!!Warning (DOC of the feline variety)!!!
Ouch. Should the cat find itself in the tank and leave some, um, gifts
behind, would you consider the use of kitty castings as worthwhile? :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Randall" <krandall at rdrcpa_biz>
To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 9:20 AM
Subject: [APD] !!!Warning (DOC of the feline variety)!!!
> >> A mass of cat fur can be a good foundation for riccia and similar
> If your cat is a shorthair it might be hard to get enough fur, but hair
> balls can be a good alternative.<<
> I have to warn you about one serious danger in using any part of a DOC
> either as a nitrogen source or as a matrix for plant growth. Do not, I
> repeat, DO NOT use a recently flea-powdered kitten. I can tell you from
> personal experience that after placing a contaminated DOC (well, I didn't
> place her, she got in there on her own) in a 75G tank for only a split
> second, (she got out pretty fast on her own too) ALL the fish were dead
> within minutes, in spite of the fact that I continuously flushed the tank
> fast as I could.
> Personally, I would stick to more "main stream" fertilizer sources, like
> rabbit turds.
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