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KNO3 in canada

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by wabo, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. wabo

    wabo Junior Poster

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    hi, first post here. ive been seaching this forum a lot the last couple months. Now that i have found all my components for my setup here( CO2 reactor, sumo regulator) Im also willing to try the EI method to dose my fertilizers.

    My problems are that i cant find KNO3 in Montreal, all the places that i visited told my it is on a banned list here in Canada. Not sure about crossing KNO3 across the border either...
    And one guy i talked to asked if i wanted to use calcium nitrate or magnesium nitrate instead of potassium nitrate. Any ideas on what should i use? Is saltpeter the same thing as KNO3?


    here is my setup

    90gal
    pH: 7.0
    gh:120
    kh: 50
    Ammonia: 0
    nitrite:0
    nitrate: 10 ppm
    phosphate: 0

    heres my city water result http://www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/pls/portal/docs/page/eau_potable_en/media/documents/annual_report_2005.pdf

    i presently use seachem flourish, excel, iron and trace.
    I also bought mono potassium phosphate.

    any help would be apreciated

    thank you
     
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    Myka Prolific Poster

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    Myka Prolific Poster

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    Hey that's some great info on the trace elements. I will check a hydro store here and see what I can find. Thanks for posting that!
     
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    Your welcome :)
    Hopefully you can find trace cheaper than what we have here as it is $6 for 100g.
     
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    wow thanks a lot to you calmer and myka for your answers, it shows me that i need to search more ;). if anyone knows a place near montreal, feel free to chime in!

    thank you again
     
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    I bought my KNO3, KH2PO4, Plantex CSM+B, GH booster, etc. at aquariumfertilizer.com. I had no issues at all with having it shipped over the border to Canada (I live in Vancouver, BC). While it might be difficult for the hobbyist to find KNO3 in Canada, it certainly isn't illegal.

    Cheers,

    ~Jeremy
     
  8. wabo

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    thanks jeremyh for your reply, good to know. ill give it a look.

    Calmer i emailed the site you talked about, i didnt receive any answer from them, is it still open?
     
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    i just ordered some KNO3 and some chelated iron with it for 25$. im wating to see if the customs are going to put some salt in this sweet deal.

    thanks
     
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    In my experience, you generally avoid customs duty so long as you avoid having your order shipped by UPS. If you do ship with UPS, you are 100% guaranteed to not only be charged with every cent of duty that could possibly be applied, but also $50ish in "brokerage fees". I hate UPS.

    If at all possible, get regular US Postal Service delivery; it may take a bit longer, but it's waaaay cheaper...
     
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    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner wabo but I did call the store today and they said that their online store isn't working properly and it may be back up and running in about 10 days.
     
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