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Re: [APD] Jiffy pots
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 06:56:37 -0500 (EST)
From: "Richard J. Sexton" <richard at aquaria_net>
Subject: Re: [APD] Jiffy pots
Jiffy 701's have fertilizer, 703's don't; there are other types as well.
You don't want the 701's. Wrong fertilizer.
It makes no difference at all, as both contain so much lime they should
never be used in aquaria without boiling and rinsing very well.
Dunk either 701s or 703s straight into a tank, as is, and your pH will
go high enough that the slightest trace of ammonium (and there is plenty
enough in the peat) will turn to lethal (in piscine terms) amounts of
ammonia. The plants will enjoy the rotting fish carcasses. :-)
Boil pellets and forget the number.
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