Possible fertilizer? (chelated Fe w/ minerals)
Beth Groeber SAID:
>I'm looking for a good substitute for the expensive
>fertilizers such as Ferrovit and Tetra brands. I've found a
>product that is chelated Fe plus other minerals and contains
>no N as nitrates, ites, or ammoniums and no phosphates.
>Its label reads as follows:
>Mg 0.50% (chelated) Mn 0.25% (chelated)
>Sulfur 3.90% (combined) Zn 0.50% (chelated)
>Boron 0.02% Cu 0.25% (chelated)
>Fe 6.00% (chelated)
>Secondary and trace minerals derived from sulfonates of
>these, and the chelating agent is lignin sulfonate.
>Could i use this product safely? I have considered
>ordering Dupla from Pet Warehouse, but it seems there
>should be a cheaper out there to these expensive products.
I'm no expert on Aquatic Plant Food, but I do know something
about it. Based on the ingredients, the above plant food sounds
fine. I personally use Kent Plant Food, which I works well, and is
not to expensive. I think Pet Warehouse may have it, but I know
"That Fish Place" mail order has it. It is about $8 for a 16 oz bottle.
Use 1-2 teaspoons per 30 gallons. This same bottle is more like
$7-8 for an 8 oz. in the stores, but this varies. I found a store that
sold a 16oz. for $10. This store is in Metro-Boston, MA.
In general, I am not very impressed with Tetra products. They tend
to be expensive, and only mediocre quality. However, I do use
some of their products.
(NOTE: I am NOT affiliated with any aquatic/fish products company).
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