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Ironite ok for tank?

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by ccLansman, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. ccLansman

    ccLansman Guru Class Expert

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    Found these 20lbs bags of ironite at homedepot for $10, just want to make sure they are safe to mix in with my substrate. Here are the specs::

    Urea, Muriate of p0tash, Calcium sulfate, sodium borate, ferrous sulfate, iron sucrate, iron oxide, maganese sulfate, maganese oxide, sodium molybdate, zinc sulfate , zinc oxide.

    If i wash it to remove the sodium can i use it?

    Also says:
    N 1%
    K20 1%
    Ca 12%
    S 10%
    B 0.02%
    Fe 4.5%
    Mn .1%
    Mo .0005%
    Zn .1%

    Some sites claimed that back in 98' this stuff had lethal doses of lead and would leach out arsenic and make the water acidic..... But i dont see anything in the ingredients that would do that since it says guaranteed analysis i would assume they would list any heavy metals..
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    I wouldn't, check the web on this one, arsenic etc.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  3. ccLansman

    ccLansman Guru Class Expert

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    thanks, i also found out that its not a mineralized soil like i was thinking it was its just a fertalizer. So ill be returning it today. Thanks for the heads up tom.
     
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