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All those terms, acronyms and definitions

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by Tom Barr, Jun 15, 2007.

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    is something wrong with the page ??
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    A newby question on terms used in fertilizers: What does the three numbers listed in ferts label refer to?

    Eg. Seachem's Flourish Nitrogen has the following three number listed: "1-0-2" while Phosphorus list the following: " 0-0.3-0.2" and Potassium list two zeros and then one value: "0-0-5".

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    N-P-K
    10-20-10

    Etc

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    Npk

    Hi Pepetj,

    The numbers are indeed N (Nitrogen)-P (Phosphorus)-K (Potassium). :)

    The numbers represent the percentage of nutrients in the total volume of the fertilizer package.

    So in your example

    • Seachem's Flourish Nitrogen "1-0-2" contains roughly 1% Nitrogen, 0% Phosphorus and 2% Potassium
    • Seachem's Flourish Phosphorus " 0-0.3-0.2" contains roughly 0% N, 0.3% P and 0.2% K
    • Seachem's Flourish Potassium "0-0-5" contains roughly 0% N, 0% P and 5% K

    What it is really telling you is you are getting precious little for your money. :rolleyes:

    The NPK can be a bit misleading and is designed and based on terrestrial plants. :gw

    However you see why most of us roll our own... :cool:

    Biollante
     
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    The link in Tom's top post [h=2]All those terms, acronyms and definitions[/h] 06-15-2007, 08:37 PM








    http://www.barrreport.com/general-pl...light=Acronyms


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    PLEASE consider deleting all posts with dead links! I'm trying to be good and learn basics before I post about my tank problem. I'm about to give up.
     
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    Please do not give up, try using the search function for better yields of posts
     
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    We're all nice. If you're having trouble finding basic information just ask your questions and I'm sure someone will answer them for you.
     
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    updated


    Thanks Tug
     
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