10-5-14 aquatic plant fertilizer is the answer to paying too much to
keep plants going in a multitank
fishroom. For photos of what it has
done for the plants here, see Keeping
Plants. In 2008, I noticed that
hydroponic fertilizers were designed
to fertilize large quantities of water in greater concentrations
than we normally use to treat the plants within our aquariums. They would be dramatically cheaper than
currently available aquarium plant
fertilizers for a large fishroom, but would they work?
And would these fertilizers be toxic to the fish or invertebrates that
we keep in an aquarium?
3 years experimenting with
different types of fertilizers, consulting with their manufacturers and
them at various dosages, a
mix and a measure was agreed upon in 2011 that creates amazing growth in
and is totally non-toxic to the fish, invertebrates, and anything else
living in the aquarium. The fertilizer is now
packaged by Select Aquatics. This
fertilizer costs only a fraction of what a conventional fertilizer costs
to use. Each 6.0 oz. container will
treat up to 44,000 gallons!
This fertilizer, however, has not been tested in salt water aquaria, and
if you are considering using it in
a salt water aquarium, you can
contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on its
The Dosage: 1.5 teaspoons of the powdered mix is simply added to
a gallon of water. 1.5 oz. (a turkey
baster full) will treat a 30 gallon tank. Treat 2x monthly. The water
mix can be stored for up to a month
without problems, and the beneficial effect it will have on your plants
can be seen within just a couple days.
This fertilizer does not contribute to or encourage algea growth.
This mix has been tested here at up
to twice the concentration recommended without any ill effect on the
fish, their breeding, etc. Plants
take off in that they are sturdier, greener and grow quickly. All of the
Amazon swords here have sent off
reproductive branches covered with new young plants. One customer
told me that a carpet plant
that he had thought was long gone, and that he had even forgotten about,
back up through the gravel after starting
the use of this fertilizer!
As of January 2017, over 300 containers have been sold to individual
customers through this website,
with many repeat customers - Give it a try!
Greg Sage, Select Aquatics