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09-03-2014 05:45 AM
ua hua
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Originally Posted by Jalopy View Post
Did it at least reduce the amount of micros you had to dose on a regular basis?
I didn't change my dosing routine while I used them. I didn't put a lot of kelp meal in the tabs because I wasn't sure what to expect. I was wanting to see if the vitamins and minerals had any benefits. But without setting up a real test using it I can't say for sure if there's any benefits or negative effects.
09-03-2014 05:26 AM
Jalopy
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Originally Posted by ua hua View Post
I never noticed any adverse affects nor did I notice any great improvement with using the kelp meal. I still have quite a few root tabs that I never used.

This is the kelp meal I used.

http://drearth.net/products/single-i...-meal-6-5-2-5/

I use it in all my flower pots in my garden and it works very well.
Did it at least reduce the amount of micros you had to dose on a regular basis?
09-03-2014 04:27 AM
ua hua
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Originally Posted by Jalopy View Post
How did the kelp meal work out? Pictures?
I never noticed any adverse affects nor did I notice any great improvement with using the kelp meal. I still have quite a few root tabs that I never used.

This is the kelp meal I used.

http://drearth.net/products/single-i...-meal-6-5-2-5/

I use it in all my flower pots in my garden and it works very well.
08-28-2014 06:56 AM
Jalopy
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Originally Posted by ua hua View Post
I made some of these last weekend and ended up with a ton of them. I'm also doing a little experimenting and in about half of them I put Kelp meal in instead of the dry ferts to see how that works. I asked about using kelp meal quite awhile back and never got a definitive answer and upon searching the web I didn't find much about anyone trying this except for a thread from 2007 on APC and never really found out any results. So I guess my tank will be the guinea pig. I put them in last week and haven't seen any negative effects yet.
How did the kelp meal work out? Pictures?
02-19-2014 04:36 AM
angelsword Well, I rolled the clay mixture into little balls and they're drying on waxed paper. In case anyone is wondering, nails are fine. It does, in fact, wash right off.
02-18-2014 12:52 AM
angelsword
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Originally Posted by ua hua View Post
Oh my now that's a predicament you have. I know how much money my wife spends getting her nails done so I guess I can understand. It's pretty messy making these and does take some scrubbing to get it all off but I'm not as picky about my nails as I'm sure you are. I have a whole jar of these I made awhile ago but don't need them for now since I switched to Aquasoil.

By the way is it bad that I know what OPI is?
No, no, that's a good thing!

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It gets pretty messy. I had to move my clay rolling outside to avoid messing up my dining room table. But soap and water will clean your hands just fine.
When you have to move the project outside that's a good sign it's going to be messy. I am planning on trying to roll them into balls or cut them into strips tonight. I let it sit in a bowl over night to let some of the water evaporate. I had to add water to be able to mix it. I'm thinking I'll stick with the gloves even though they make it very difficult.
02-17-2014 04:48 AM
Monster Fish
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How badly does the clay stain hands and nails? My other obsession is my nails. Honestly, I'd rather spend the money on root tabs than end up with stained nails. (I mean OPI has two new collections out!) I tried rolling out the clay, but that was not working at all. I ended up adding some water and mixing everything up while wearing gloves. It'd be so much easier if I could just get in there with my hands.
It gets pretty messy. I had to move my clay rolling outside to avoid messing up my dining room table. But soap and water will clean your hands just fine.
02-17-2014 04:48 AM
ua hua
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How badly does the clay stain hands and nails? My other obsession is my nails. Honestly, I'd rather spend the money on root tabs than end up with stained nails. (I mean OPI has two new collections out!) I tried rolling out the clay, but that was not working at all. I ended up adding some water and mixing everything up while wearing gloves. It'd be so much easier if I could just get in there with my hands.
Oh my now that's a predicament you have. I know how much money my wife spends getting her nails done so I guess I can understand. It's pretty messy making these and does take some scrubbing to get it all off but I'm not as picky about my nails as I'm sure you are. I have a whole jar of these I made awhile ago but don't need them for now since I switched to Aquasoil.

By the way is it bad that I know what OPI is?
02-17-2014 04:38 AM
angelsword How badly does the clay stain hands and nails? My other obsession is my nails. Honestly, I'd rather spend the money on root tabs than end up with stained nails. (I mean OPI has two new collections out!) I tried rolling out the clay, but that was not working at all. I ended up adding some water and mixing everything up while wearing gloves. It'd be so much easier if I could just get in there with my hands.
01-19-2014 08:29 AM
Raymond S. http://aquariumfertilizer.com/index....ditU=1&Regit=2
Smaller quantities are available on the Flea Bay. I started out that way but decided that I would spend more after
the shipping was added to each individual item, and for much smaller portions, than buying from that link.
But if you look on this link you can get 1lb quantities of pre-mixed in the proportions mentioned above it for
$10 per lb. Personally I think the pre-mix is heavy on KH2PO4 as I use a much smaller percent than what is listed on there.
http://greenleafaquariums.com/aquarium-fertilizer.html
11-21-2013 03:26 AM
ua hua
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Originally Posted by benjaminleebates View Post
I haven't any CASO4 nor MgsO4. What would be the issue if I don't include these? Is there something locally that I can add in their place?
How about plaster of paris and epsom salt? OR is wiki wrong once again...
CaSO4 is Plaster of Paris and MgSO4 is Epsom salt. In this case wikipedia is right.
11-20-2013 07:05 PM
benjaminleebates I haven't any CASO4 nor MgsO4. What would be the issue if I don't include these? Is there something locally that I can add in their place?
How about plaster of paris and epsom salt? OR is wiki wrong once again...
11-20-2013 06:30 PM
benjaminleebates
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Originally Posted by All your base View Post
Has anyone tried DIY clay root tabs with osmocote instead of powdered ferts?

I can find threads like this, where people do clay balls with powdered ferts. And I can find threads where people have done gelcaps with osmocote. But I don't see much on using osmocote in clay balls. I can't think of a reason why it wouldn't work but I'd love to hear from someone who has actually done it.
I'm curious too. I use gelcaps and osmocote, the gelcaps were cheap from G nutrition center. But the balls can work their way up during rescaping and such. I was wondering if anyone has ground up the osmocote and worked them into the clay?
11-06-2013 04:44 AM
ua hua
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Originally Posted by colaudrey View Post
Doubling this question, where's the best place to buy "cheap" bulk ferts?
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ight=dry+ferts
11-06-2013 12:49 AM
colaudrey
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Originally Posted by thelub View Post
Looks like something right up my alley. I went to a big box pet store last night and spend 40 bucks on 30 root tabs. Much too rich for my blood.

Where is the best place to buy the dry ferts in bulk like that?
Doubling this question, where's the best place to buy "cheap" bulk ferts?
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