ask about KNO3 ingredients for EI

witkizz

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hi all...i would try EI...but i have question about the KNO3..
i go to local fertilizer shop..then i ask about KNO3 fertilizer..then they gave it to me..
but i see the ingredient , it contain :

Kali Chili
Prills
N = 15%
K2O = 14%
Na = 18%
B = 0.05%
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and i saw "chlorine Free" label

is it ok if i use it as KNO3 fertilizer ?? is it dangerous for fish in my tank ??

regards

Witkizz
 

Biollante

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Hi,

It is probably a terrestrial mix and that means that the fertilizers are probably ammonic derived.

The ammonia content would be dangerous to your fish.

Is there a brand name and/or can you copy the label?

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Biollante

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Hi,

Do not use it; I realized you gave the required information.

Instead of potassium nitrate (KNO3) they are using ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3). The potassium is provided by potassium oxide (K20).

Sorry about that, I get the “Prill” thing.

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witkizz;49697 said:
hi all...i would try EI...but i have question about the KNO3..
i go to local fertilizer shop..then i ask about KNO3 fertilizer..then they gave it to me..
but i see the ingredient , it contain :

Kali Chili
Prills
N = 15%
K2O = 14%
Na = 18%
B = 0.05%
[/B]

and i saw "chlorine Free" label

is it ok if i use it as KNO3 fertilizer ?? is it dangerous for fish in my tank ??

regards

Witkizz

Is this the full analysis?

I can't see any NH3 in there (sorry Biollante)

Looks to me like:

Nitrogen
Pottassium Oxide
Sodium
Boron

Do you have the manufacture label?

It is also best to buy KNO3 from a known supplier. I think Greg Watson sells it :)
 

Biollante

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Gbark;49702 said:
Is this the full analysis?

I can't see any NH3 in there (sorry Biollante)

Looks to me like:

Nitrogen
Pottassium Oxide
Sodium
Boron

Hi Geoff, All,

Evil plant monsters just know this stuff, after vegetarians :eek: and a snort of CO2, :eek: what do you think we live on? :rolleyes:

“Prills” alerted me.

  1. The statement that it was purchased from a “local fertilizer shop” as opposed to a live fish seller.
  2. The potassium is from potassium oxide alone.
  3. Nitrogen is listed as “N.”
  4. Ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) is the most common source of Nitrogen.
  5. Most fertilizers intended for terrestrial plants are ammonia based.

It poses a serious threat to our critter in that most fertilizers do not and are not required to list ammonia in any of its forms. :eek:

So be careful! :gw

Biollante