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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1229
on 01:48 PM 8/22/99 , Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:
>Does anyone know where I can buy BioPlast Nutriplant liquid fertilizer.
>I bought a bottle from my LFS, but they apparently can't get any more.
>It's not cheap but it makes the plants grow amazingly, without algae.
Not sure where you can buy it, but based on the label and some nitrate
tests I tried, Nutriplant appears to be a rather weak solution of KNO3
(Potassium nitrate). Or at any rate, it supplies Potassium and Nitrogen and
nothing else. You could probably get the same results by mixing up a
diluted KNO3 solution from one of the usual sources (stump remover, etc.)
I mixed up a slightly stronger solution than NutriPlant from Lily-miller
stump remover, and basically got a lifetime supply for $6. I recommend you
test nitrate levels regularly, though. My tank was severely N-limited
before I started adding KNO3. I'm following the PMDD regimen with regular
doses, and the tank hasn't yet reached detectable levels of nitrates.
michael moncur mgm at starlingtech_com http://www.starlingtech.com/
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