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So i bought a box of random stuff off someone recently ( needed the light strip, anything else was bonus) and it came with a bag of what i am guessing is some sort of Dry fertilizer. Its a fairly small bag but is priced at 35$ ( which is another reason i think its ferts). The box contained alot of items from island pets unlimited, so i am gonna make a guess that this came from them as well. Unfortunately they shut down so they wont be much help.
So i was wondering if there was anyway of figuring out what it is short of getting its iron, phosphates, etc tested? Food Ingredient Cuisine Dish Baked goods
 

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It looks to be laterite. It is a naturally occurring iron rich rock that is crushed and then used as a sub layer as an iron source.

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Looks like a pretty good match! im gonna try soaking a small amount of it to see if it dissolves before i try adding it in ( thinking ill go the freeze in an ice tray and add in slowly). This stuff is pretty expensive for such a small bag! :eek:
 

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Laterite is not designed to be a water column additive. When using it, you sprinkle it on a bare bottom tank and then add a substrate cap to keep it in the substrate layers below. It is meant as a root absorbed nutrient for plants.

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Thats fair! I did a little quick research on it. I was thinking id freeze some in an ice cube tray and insert it into the gravel before it melts. Since i wont be growing any intensive carpets and will mostly be putting it near my amazon swords.
 
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