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Daniel Boyer asks about using terresterial fertilizers in aquariums...
>The first is a liquid (water based) fertalizer which states the following
No need to list the contents again - this stuff is designed for evergreens
and azaleas, and other "acid loving" plants. It was NOT designed for
aquariums. Way too much Copper, for one thing...
>(It is labled as a "soil acidifier" BTW.)
What would make you think that you need a "soil acidifier" in your
>The other product is a solid fertalizer that would be placed in the
>substrate, near the roots. It reads as follows:
>Total Nitrogen (N)......30.0%
Oh my God! My guess is that if I was growing alfalfa, this stuff might be
great, but an aquarium fertilizer should not have 30% Nitrogen. You do have
fish in your tank, don't you?
If you are looking for fertilizers for your aquarium, I'd recommend that you
try one or more of the following:
Duplaplant / Duplaplant 24 from Dupla
Flourish / Flourish Iron / Flourish Potassium from Seachem
Floreal / Ferreal from Aqualine Buschke
Tropica Mastergrow from Tropica
PMDD - mix your own (chemicals available from Homegrown Hydroponics)
Your aquarium is NOT a vegetable garden, nor is it a perennial border.
Products designed for aquariums are NOT outrageously priced all of the time
and they will work better in aquatic environments than those designed for
use on land.