Shipping

Please check the shipping address listed in your paypal transaction as you check out! If that address is wrong contact me ASAP since I pack and ship orders quickly and I do it based on the address paypal gives me. I prefer you have a confirmed paypal address since unconfirmed addresses mean I need to confirm the shipping address with you (this takes time and can delay shipping.) If you get an e-mail from me with a subject like Re: Payment received from your e-mail@your e-mail.com it is me trying to confirm something about your order before I can ship, please open it and respond if you want your order shipped asap.

I do not earn money on the shipping. The paypal calculator is not very flexible so if it over charges you for shipping, I will refund the difference. There is a place on paypal where you can add instructions about shipping (for instance if the shipping address is a business address according to UPS/Fed Ex it might allow me to save you money on shipping for certain products if I know about it, otherwise I have to assume residential shipping. If you add your phone number there I can use your phone number if I ship via Fed Ex for certain products and they can call you if there is an issue with delivery.)

If Paypal doesn't charge you for shipping, it is probably because you are in another country or someplace I don't normally ship to, I will be contacting you about it since I will need to find out the shipping costs to your location and send you an invoice for the shipping or refund your order if I can not ship to you or if you don't want to pay the shipping. I normally Sell in the USA but have occasionally shipped packages internationally.

Plants and Fish I only sell in Florida at this time and I am not set up to ship fish yet.

Return and Refund Policy

I try very hard to quickly answer questions about products before the sale. If you are uncertain about a product please ask, I want to make sure that what you buy is what you need and what will actually work for you.

If you buy a product and change your mind about it later and want to return it, I will have to charge a re-stocking fee and I can only accept returns on unused items. I can only make refunds for 60 days after the purchase through paypal. I do not refund the shipping or pay return shipping unless the reason for the return is on my end.

Please contact me for instructions before returning anything. If I'm not expecting something to come back, I won't know what to do with it if it actually makes it to me. Some packages are shipped direct from the manufacturer and simply mailing something back to them won't get you a refund.

If there is a problem with a product, please contact me so we can work something out. Some items are covered by warranty.

Fish Safe Supplements and pesticides

I’m working on creating a list of supplements and pesticides that can be used around and even in an aquaponics system without harm to the fish.

Please take careful note of the details of safe use of these products. Just because it is safe to use as directed does not mean it is safe to use willy-nilly and dump the hole bottle into the fish tank. Some of these products are meant to use to cycle up a system before any fish are added to it or for use during a fishless period of time to keep the bio-filter alive and the plants happy and not for use while there are living fish in the system.

Also, some products while generally safe if used as directed, can have a negative effect on the bio-filtration and therefore the rest of the system if used erroneously. For Example, The Bacillus Thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki products like DiPel Dust or Thuriside are not systemic. That means you have to put the product on the leaves and the caterpillars you are trying to combat need to eat some of it for it to work. These products will NOT work by pouring them into the system water or drenching the plant roots with them.

I have been testing out fish emulsion or fish protein fertilizer for use in fishless systems (or system components) that will later be re-connected with fish systems. I want to make sure my tower deliveries can be kept happy with something that won’t hurt my fish when I return the towers to my systems. It is not advisable to use fish emulsion or any other fertilizer with large amounts of nitrogen or phosphorus in a system with fish since you could overload the bio-filter, cause an ammonia/nitrite spike and kill your fish. Anything you use in a fishless component to be returned to a fish system should be low in materials that can hurt fish. Things like oils, soaps, and metals can be problematic for fish systems if they are allowed to build up so I am careful about these things.

So moving on to the actual products. Please bear with me as I build this page and the product pages to follow.

Maxicrop Liquid Seaweed Maxicrop Liquid Seaweed plus Iron Algamin, Kelp meal Espoma Gro-tone
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Potassium Bicarbonate Chelated Iron Ammoium Chloride Mosquito Dunks
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DiPel Dust
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3 comments to Fish Safe Supplements and pesticides

  • Luis Rivera

    Aleece,

    What was your experience using the fish emulsion?
    I started my Fall seeds earlier than my DWC troughs could be constructed by and I’m thinking about putting the seedlings in a fishless stream tray of fish-emulsion water.

    Seeds sown August 22-25
    Date of expected completion of DWC troughs: September 14-16.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    Luis

    • TCLynx

      whatever you use fish emulsion in, you need to make sure has enough bio-filtration to convert the emulsion to plant usable form. I’ve used GroTone in systems that later got fish with not injury to fish. GroTone is made from waste products of the catfish industry and has Fertilizer numbers of 2-2-2. It smells like mint and is quite thin so it won’t clog things.

      What type of seedlings? You may find they are getting a bit big near the end if you don’t have rafts all ready to put them in right away by Sept 16. If you let seedlings grow in the seed trays too long and start touching eachother they can tend to get leggy and when you transplant them they will flop and leaves will stick to the raft and it may set them back a bit. I’ve done better when I only allow 3 weeks in the seed trays for lettuce. Some other types of seedlings may take a lot longer and others less but if the roots are growing out of the seed tray too much when you transplant they will experience more shock.

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