Re: Trace element source
Mark Fisher writes....
> Aquarium Pharmaceuticals has a product called Aquatic Plant Stimulant,
> which is "specially formulated with 6 of the most important elements
> for pond plant growth. These elements include boron, zinc, copper,
> molybdenum and iron."
> The label does not list the relative concentrations, but it must have
> chelated iron because it is an amber color, not rust. It wouldn't
> surprise me if this is the famous chelated trace element mix in
> solution, packaged and marked up for a nice profit.
> A 16 ounce bottle supposedly treats 9,600 gallons, and at $9 a bottle
> it appears to be a bargain. I found it at Home Depot, in the pond
> section. This could be a useful alternative to those who cannot
> locate the trace elements for PMDD (whether they have T-8 or T-12
> bulbs, rapid or instant-start ballasts :-)
I calculated the Chelated Trace Element Mix at about US$0.02 per 100 gallons
treated when bought in 2 kilo amounts.
James Purchase said....
>I was told the same thing here in Toronto about two weeks ago at a local
>pet store. I doubted it then and I doubt it now.
Just out of curiosity James, which shop was it?
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