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Root Tabs Question

It melts as soon as it touched water. What's the proper way to insert root tabs in the substrate?
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Root tabs shouldn't melt as soon as they touch water. What kind are you using - are they home-made? Get some manufactured brands from a LFS. Seachem Flourish tabs, or API tabs are good ones.
Insert them near/around the plant root systems about an inch below the substrate.
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Root tabs shouldn't melt as soon as they touch water. What kind are you using - are they home-made? Get some manufactured brands from a LFS. Seachem Flourish tabs, or API tabs are good ones.
Insert them near/around the plant root systems about an inch below the substrate.
I got the API one from pet store. One tab literally melted into half of its original size by the time it hits in the gravel. I tried to push it all the way down.
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it takes literally 2 seconds to push the tablet into substrate. are you saying it melted in those few seconds?
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I make frozen ones with dry ferts and they r very small ice cubs.. I can easily make it into the substrate before they melt.... how long was it in the water??? Did it get wet before that?? What brand? How did the rest work out?
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I was holding the tabs by my fingers. I could feel the tablet gotten much smaller by the time it hits the substrate. My tank is 20" high. It takes more than 2 seconds to hit the substrate. I may need to be a little quick.
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I was holding the tabs by my fingers. I could feel the tablet gotten much smaller by the time it hits the substrate. My tank is 20" high. It takes more than 2 seconds to hit the substrate. I may need to be a little quick.
freezing it before using will help it not to melt
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freezing it before using will help it not to melt
Ok, I will try it. Thanks.
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