To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com (Aquatic-Plants)
Subject: Pond Flourish
From: "David W. Webb" <dwebb at ti_com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 1996 16:20:22 -0500
Conversation-Id: <BMSMTP83686026819a0206807 at dsks52_itg.ti.com>
I went out on a PMDD ingredients hunt and was quite discouraged when I kept getting directed towards "head shops". The only place in the directory that listed as a hydroponics shop is closed on Mondays, and since I only had last Monday to look, I wound up in a pond store in the nearby town of Mesquite TX.
Because I needed trace elements pretty badly (my alternathera were starting to get holes), and didn't want to purchase from a drug paraphenalia vendor, I spent roughly $40 on a 2-liter bottle of Pond Flourish for at least the short-term.
I have no idea what the nutrient concentrations are in Pond Flourish (although I know it has Potassium, Iron, and trace elements, with no N or P), but the dosage instructions say 1 tablespoon per 600 gallons per week. I sat down with a pen and paper and did some calculations and measurements (measured 15 drops per teaspoon) and determined that this worked out to 1 drop every other day per 50 gallons. I still haven't worked out how long this bottle should last on my 55g tank, but if it works, I may not be purchasing any more trace elements for several years.
Any thoughts? Should I keep looking for a Microplex mix?
David W. Webb
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