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Tropica AquaCare Plant Nutrition Liquid: What the heck's in it?

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by rusticitas, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. rusticitas

    rusticitas Lifetime Charter Member
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    I'm going nuts trying to figure out what's in this product, just for my own knowledge and curiosity. I have been using it for awhile, but there seems to be no information out there as to what elements/nutrients are in the liquid.

    Anyone know?

    Also, how long a shelf life does it have?
     
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    TPN is the rebrand of TMG. Tropica has doubled the price of it though. Use it as trace.

    -Philosophos
     
  3. rusticitas

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    Yep! I know. :)

    I've been using "Mastergrow" for several years now as a trace alongside KNO3 and KH2PO4.

    However, I've either lost track or never knew what was in it. And Tropica doesn't post that information on their site.
     
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    There's a .PDF on their site, it's kind of buried. I've got it saved on my system here (renamed unfortunately), this is what it reads out as:

    K: .8%
    Mg: .39%
    S: .91%
    B: .004%
    Cu: .006%
    Fe: .07%
    Mn: .04%
    Mo: .002%
    Zn: .002%

    HEEDTA, DPTA, E123

    250ml = 260g
    500ml = 520g


    Nice of them to throw the density in.

    -Philosophos
     
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    I heard unsubstantiated rumors that each jug also has a few drops of Red Bull and Jaegermeister too.
     
  6. rusticitas

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    I kinda thought some of the fish looked a little too "happy" after a dosing... But being South American, maybe they'd prefer something different. Hell, a lot of reef keepers dose vodka, maybe we should look into various alcohols for our tanks! ;-)

    And, Philosophos, thanks for that info.

    I got annoyed that my previous Google searches didn't find that. However, I went back and found a search string that works:

    Code:
    [FONT="Courier New"][B]site:tropica.com filetype:pdf aquacare "plant nutrition" english[/B][/FONT]
    Man, have to really dig into that site. Lousy site information architecture.
     
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