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Old 24-03-2003, 06:20 PM
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This is a totally unfounded Opinion. I use them and the work fine. You dont
get an algae swamp because their under your gravel (sand in my case) and not
in the water. Dont knock a product if you havent tried it.

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"tinman" wrote in
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I've heard much about individuals using Jobes Plant Spikes in their
aquariums.......would anyone recommend using Miracle Grow Plant Spikes
for indoor plants and flowers? i'm a bit nervous testing them out.
any information appreciated. thanks


That is a BAD idea. If you do that, you will end up with dead fish, an
algae swamp, or possibly both.

The Jobe plant spikes are low in nitrogen and phosphate, which is why they
are suitable for aquaria. The Miracle-gro ones have a fair amount of both-
one is fish poison, one is algae food

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Rich Conley wrote in
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This is a totally unfounded Opinion. I use them and the work fine. You
dont get an algae swamp because their under your gravel (sand in my
case) and not in the water. Dont knock a product if you havent tried
it.


OK, so I was wrong I just know what I would and would not put in my
tanks, YMMV.

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Old 27-03-2003, 12:44 AM
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That is a BAD idea. If you do that, you will end up with dead fish, an
algae swamp, or possibly both.


Are you sure?

Several people have reported good results using the regular Jobe's, for
beautiful houseplants. They are 13-4-5. The Miracle Gro spikes are 6-12-6.
Lower in nitrogen, higher in phosphate.

I think it might be okay, as long as the spike is deeply buried in the
substrate. Personally, I find nitrate to be more a problem than phosphate. My
tapwater has tons of phosphate in it, so I don't really need to add phosphate,
but it doesn't seem to hurt anything. Fish don't seem bothered by it, and it
doesn't cause algae problems.

The liquid Miracle Gro should definitely be avoided, since it's added directly
to the water, but spikes... I think they might be worth a try. Just bury them
deeply, and do not disturb the area for a month or more.


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