Cheap Liquid Fe

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by humble1, May 4, 2008.

  1. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
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    Anyone know of an inexpensive liquid iron?
     
  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have a question?? what about the iron that comes from well water, some of the wells that we run into have some really iron rich water. It some times stains every thing red, could this be used to supplement a tea with??? here i go into uncharted territory????
     
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sewer sludge ferts have 4% iron, or so.
     
  5. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    ???? what other metals though???? and how heavy ????
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Milorganite has risen to the cause!!
    No heavier metal than Peter Frampton.

    How sad is that. :)
     
  7. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    really they fixed it?? that's great!!! time for some sewer sludge.:cool2:

    expand till it hurts or your compost binns are empty:dizzy:
     
  8. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
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    i dont see how they got the heavy metals out
     
  9. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
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    Treegal, a lot of well water iron problems are not really iron (Fe). The rust color can often be contributed to bacteria, red or white. Lots of times accompanied with a sulfur smell. Putting Chlorine tablets in the well will often times stop the rust rings in your toliet bowls and sinks. Clorox works very well for this also, as will pool chlorine. It is best to apply the chlorine in the well and then turn on all your mixing valves, hot and cold and flush all toliets until you can smell the chlorine in your sinks, bathtub and comodes and then turn the water off and not use any water for at least 24hrs to allow the chlorine to kill out the bacteria. The waiting and not useing the water for 24 hrs part is important because if you keep using the water right after adding the chlorine, you wont get the complete baterial kill off and the rust rings will be back in a short time. After 24hrs, let the water run until the chlorine smell is gone before useing. Maybe wash a load or two of clothes so you dont waste the water.

    Not saying you dont have iron (Fe) water because you very well could have, but bacteria is more often the real problem with iron getting all the blame. If you do have a baterial iron problem, dont be suprised if you notice that your water will seem softer and soap lathers up more after the chlorine treatment.

    http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/water/dwg/febact.htm
     
  10. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    no this is disolved iron, not Hydrogen sulfide. i am goin to have to look into this.
     

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