Does Daro aqua flora work?

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    The other day I bought a bottle of Daro aqua flora. I was just wandering does it work.[​IMG]
     
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    ummm.. does it have the ingredients on the back?
     
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    I don't know this product, but Daro aren't known for quality products :rolleyes:
     
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    DARO are importers and distributors of major quality brands, such as Eheim and Sera etc., but also have their own house brand, which I'm sure AdrianT is referring to.

    I personally have never used any of their house brands (that I'm aware of) and I don't think many here would have experience with this particular product.
     
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    Being an importer of quality goods doesn't make your own product any better :) And yes, that's what I'm referring to.
     
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    The usual rule of thumb: You get what you pay for...

    In all honesty...I'd rather go for Scape Complete or Tropica (if you can find it)
     
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    Thanks for the info:)
     
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    Im still interested in what is inside the bottle. Please take a pic of the ingredients list. Thanks,
     
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    Can you believe what is written on a label by Daro?
     
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    ....Used it many many years ago...seem to remember it grew algae rather well...
     
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    It does not have a ingredient list.
     
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    From its colour I would think that it contains Iron chelate. By now we know that this is totally inadequate.

    I think this "fert" is one that belongs in the aquarium museum......

    My scientific 2 c worth.

    Regards,

    Dirk
     
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    Already started saving up for Scape Complete:)
     
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    That is a good choice, and will let you plants grow well!
     
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    Hi. Please expand
     
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    No Mik778866,

    You need to do some reading up and try to find out about this yourself. Just have a look at all the fert calculators on this forum alone and do some searches on the forum. This is a major field and you need to work yourself into this, and then ask questions. As a university professor, I simply don't have the time now, with all the upset exams at the universities as they are.

    Kind regards,

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    Ok. No probs
     
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    @mik778866 ... think prof wrote a piece about it somewhere on APSA a while ago (I may be mistaken)...something about Fe2+ and Fe3+ ions, also why rusting nails actually aren't too helpful for iron uptake in plant roots, etc. I'm no chemistry expert, so I just stay with what works...and leave the experimenting to the guys with the knowledge...
     
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