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Re: liquid houseplant fertilizer

> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 23:53:15 EST
> From: HoyaDDS1 at aol_com
> Subject: (no subject)
> OK, this is probably a dumb question, but here it goes.  With all the current
> postings about overcoming nitrogen deficiencies by dosing with KNO3, or
> supplementing with Jobes sticks, why couldn't a liquid houseplant fertilizer,
> such as Liquid Miracle-Gro, be used as a supplement?  According to the back,
> this contains, "Total Nitorgen 8%. 1.2% ammoniacal nitrogen, 1.2% nitrate

Because it's nitrogen in largely AMMONIA.  You do remember that ammonia is 
toxic in even low amounts, right?  I added a little to an uninhabited tank,
(1ml of a Hydroponics fertilizer into a 10g tank), and the ammonia tested
off the scale.  

Chuck Gadd