Note: This article was sponsored by AquaGreen. Dave from AquaGreen was kind enough to allow the author to trial his range of fertilisers in exchange for a review and advertising.
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie – Oi! Oi! Oi!
Before I begin this article I would like to highlights a couple of things. First, I would like to acknowledge the fact that AquaGreen was Dedicated Aquariums first sponsor. Now, admittedly, the author of Dedicated Aquariums sought out AquaGreen as a sponsor. However, this does not negate the fact that AquaGreen was the first organisation to accept the author’s offers. So, on behalf of Dedicated Aquariums I would like to thank AquaGreen.
Secondly, I would like to mention that AquaGreen was approached because they were Australian. Although Dedicated Aquarium is international, because the internet is international, it is based in Australia. Unlike some other countries, Australia is comparatively lacking in the aquarium hobby when it comes to our access to various products and services. For this reason, the author of Dedicated Aquariums thought that it would be appropriate to seek out a local sponsor.
Dinosaur Pee and Dinosaur Spit
AquaGreen have given some rather creative names to their range of fertilisers. Their general fertiliser, Dinosaur Pee, contains a range of essential nutrients that are required by aquatic plants. Unlike other fertilisers that require you to unscrew the lid and then pour a measured amount into a cap or measuring cup, AquaGreen’s range of fertilisers come in ‘drip bottles’. The bottles are designed to be inverted so that the liquid inside will come out in drops. As a result, the dosage recommendations are in ‘drops’ rather than millilitres.
I’ll be honest, initially I was sceptical. I thought, ‘the only way I’m going to get uniform drops is if I completely invert the bottle.’ I thought this would be a problem, as the lid just has a simple hole in it, it isn’t fitted with a ‘drip cap’ like you would find on a medicine bottle. I was concerned that I would accidently pour too much into the aquarium if completely inverted the bottle. However, these concerns were unfounded. To my surprise, the liquid did not ‘gush’ out when I turned the bottle upside down, as I expected it too, rather it produced uniform drops as promised. Following this, I found the dosage amounts prescribed on the back of the bottle delivered a more uniform dosage regime, preventing the user from overdosing and potentially causing an algae bloom.
Dinosaur Dung is AquaGreen’s root tab product. As these root tabs contain clay, they contain high amounts of iron. This was particularly useful in tanks which contained crypts, as in my personal experience crypts respond well to a constant supply of iron. Despite the fact that the root tabs contain clay, they did not cloud the water when placed in the tank. The dust that was released into the water column was minimal. After several months of use I can attest to the fact that plant growth was significantly increased in those areas where these root tabs were placed.
A Massive Thank you
Finally, I would like to extend a massive thank you to Dave from AquaGreen who made this all possible. Your generosity is much appreciated.
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