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Re: "Dynamite" fertilizer - Questions...

>From: Ryan Ingram <rwingram at ucdavis_edu>

>Hi all,
>       today I found this fertilizer in about 1/2" diameter balls(about the
>size of a beebee) - it's called "Dynamite Plant Food". I would like to know
>if the nutrients in this are favorable for aquatic plants and (most
>importantly) if it'll harm my baby kribs and ottos or change the water
>chemistry drastically(pH 6.5, hardness ~ 30-40ppm, ammonia and nitrite =0,
>nitrate ~0), otherwise I'll just use it on the outside plants. Here it is:
>Total Nitrogen(N) -------------18.0%
>   8.6% Ammoniacal Nitrogen
>   9.4% Nitrate Nitrogen
>Available Phosphate(P2O5)  ----6.0%
>Soluble Potash ----------------8.0%
>Total Magnesium(Mg) -----------1.2%
>   1.2% Water Soluble Magnesium(Mg)
>Boron(B) ----------------------0.02%
>Copper(Cu) --------------------0.05%
>Iron(Fe) ----------------------0.20%
>    0.20% Cheleated Iron(Fe)
>Total Manganese(Mn) -----------0.06%
>    0.06% Water Soluble Manganese(Mn)
>Molybdenum(Mo) ----------------0.02%
You have to be very careful adding any fertilizer to a fish tank that has
ammonium.  If you want to try it, I would recommend frequent testing with
an ammonia test kit to be sure that ammonia levels do not get high enough
to harm your fish.  I added 700 mls of Miracle-gro (mixed 1 tbsp per
gallon) to a 20 gallon planted tank without fish, and it took 6 days before
the ammonia levels fell back to the safe value according to my test kit.

Paul Krombholz