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

rusticitas

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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.

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Philosophos;39339 said:
TPN is the rebrand of TMG. Tropica has doubled the price of it though. Use it as trace.

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.

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rich815;39342 said:
I heard unsubstantiated rumors that each jug also has a few drops of Red Bull and Jaegermeister too.

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.