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Old 12-01-2014, 05:53 PM   #1
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Hello I was wondering what you guys thought of using iron supplements that humans ingest. They are pretty cheap at Walmart and I was just wondering since we can consume them then it shouldn't hurt our fish right? Just a thought, I need an iron supplement for tank.
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Is this for plants or something?
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Iron supplement

Do they say what the ingredient is?

I thought nah, that will never work but coming across references to ferrous sulphate. But products like API leaf zone tend to be chelated iron so it remains more accessible to plants (as opposed to ferrous sulphate). Would probably depend on tank ph as well. Still reading though.

Edit - forgot to add that I've bought a dry ferts package and it is very cheap and will last for years. Have you looked into doing that?
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So another thought on this would be that as well as ph, your organic levels in the substrate could make a difference.

I'm not sure on all this though. I only had the article below as in my high ph and high phosphate tank, I was trying to figure out if I'm getting iron phosphates forming.

Now I have co2 injection I really need to dig out the iron test.


http://www.skepticalaquarist.com/ferrous-ferric
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I don't know much about dry feet. How much to use where to buy them.
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http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com

Have another link somewhere which explains methodology better.
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