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Re: Leggy Plants -- and Fleshing out Flourish
Rachel Sandage quoted Adam and replied:
> Adam wrote,
> "My comment on this would be that Flourish is specified
> as a 'complete
> non-fertilizer *water conditioner*'."
> Adam, I looked for this text on my bottle of Flourish &
> found nothing like
> it. My bottle says, "Flourish is a comprehensive plant
> supplement for the
> natural freshwater aquarium. It contains a rich
> assortment of important
> trace elements, vitamins, and amino acids." The only
> "water conditioner" I
> use in my tank is a straight dechlorinator - the whole
> point, I thought, of
> using Flourish is that it is a fertilizer.
> I'm also thinking you may be outside of the U.S.? Are
> there different
> products, or different labels?
Flourish is a trace supplement. I know SeaChem has another
trace product -- it lets you alter the proportion of some
of the compounds in the two. Is a trace supplement a
fertilizer? Well, TMG has K, one of the macronutrients. I
think Flourish has a bit of N, P, and K in it too. If it's
represented as a fertilizer, It think some different rules
apply about stating amounts -- including those goofy rules
about how N-P-K proportions are stated -- as their
equivalents as oxides.
My bottles of Flourish Nitrogen and Flourish Phosphorus do
not say "fertilizer" anywhere on them. But if I add some
of what's in them to my planted tank, I'm sure as heck
fertilizing my plants ;-) .
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