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    MODERATOR NOTE:

    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    A thread was recently removed from the forum at the request of the original author. Since there was a lot of good discussion and valuable information in that thread, I thought it was important to have it available for others to read, comment on, and search for.

    So... many of the substantive responses have been copied from the original thread into this new one. Some of the continuity may be a little off since many of the responses were not copied due to lack of substance or arguments. For context, the initial post was against using Maxsea (and warning others not to use it) since the user noticed health decline (and a death of a plant) after using Maxsea. If you have any experiences, positive or negative in using Maxsea, go ahead and post it here. I also can't change the timestamps so I will have to just copy this message into the first message of the copied posts.

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    ive never heard of this issue with max sea before
    everyone ive seen who has used it, had great results.
    maybe your using it in too high of a concentration?
    and i wouldnt entirely blame max sea on this, maybe your conditions arent the best for these highlanders?
    Last edited by xvart; 06-30-2009 at 09:51 AM.

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    Did you flush the pots 2 days after you fertilized?
    Did you use quarter strength

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    I read on a BACPS article that smaller neps should be treated with a more diluted solution. Perhaps that was the problem.

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    Thanks for the heads up. I'll be sure to use it 1/4 strength and flush the pots 2 days later.
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    Glad that I don't artificially fertilize my Neps. Why risk growth of molds and algaes in the soil? Nasty stuff......

    The pitchers are where nutrients go...........
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    I used Maxsea at 1/4 strength for the first time in early May, and had no issue with it whatsoever. Typically, I've only used very dilute applications of fertilizers with my plants, generally those intended for orchids and epiphytes . . .

    Full strength of anything with carnivorous plants is asking for trouble . . .
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    I was always advised to use 1/4 of that strength -- and that also applied to the use of any and all Orchid and epiphytic fertilizers . . .
    Last edited by xvart; 06-30-2009 at 09:52 AM.
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    Eh who knows, maybe the damage isn't done. Sure you might get a few weird ones that are all burnt or crooked, but one or two nodes after that.... you might be in for a surprise.

    Just flush out the soil, and keep caring for them like nothing happened.
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