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03-19-2013 04:54 PM
Rush3737 Yeah, I got a thousand gel caps on amazon for like 5 bucks shipped.
03-19-2013 03:31 PM
zoo minsi just do a search for gel caps 00 or amazon has a ton of them, not saying these are the cheapest just a quick search.

gel caps gel caps
03-07-2013 11:40 PM
latchdan Just curious, where do you get the gel caps? I'm running low on my Seachem ones and would like to try a DIY one
03-07-2013 04:42 AM
herns
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Originally Posted by johnson18 View Post
Should I continue to dose my dry ferts? I don't dose much because I've cut my lighting way back.
Dry/ liquid ferts should continue.
03-06-2013 03:24 AM
johnson18
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I usually place them 2-3" apart. Sometimes even closer. I would place more in the center where light is more intense than the corners and replenish them every 3-4 mos.

I think immediate result depends on some factor like your CO2, dosing, lights, etc. In my tank, I usually see results within 2 weeks.
Should I continue to dose my dry ferts? I don't dose much because I've cut my lighting way back.
03-06-2013 03:20 AM
herns
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Originally Posted by johnson18 View Post
So I bought a bottle of Osmocote Plus and a bag of 00 size gel caps & made myself a whole bunch of root tabs!

I've got a few questions though! Any suggestion on how many to put into my 55 gallon that is mostly crypts, swords and dwarf sag. The substrate is a mix of flourite red and regular gravel. I don't have any co2. The tank is lit by a coralife 48" dual lamp t5ho(1-10k, 1-6700) sitting on the normal legs. I dose florish and excel when I remember/have it.

Next question! How quickly should I expect to see positive results from the use of the root tabs?

Last question!! How often is it suggested that new tabs be placed in the tank?

Thanks everyone!!!
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I usually place them 2-3" apart. Sometimes even closer. I would place more in the center where light is more intense than the corners and replenish them every 3-4 mos.

I think immediate result depends on some factor like your CO2, dosing, lights, etc. In my tank, I usually see results within 2 weeks.
03-06-2013 03:18 AM
In.a.Box I would do one on each plant or right in the middle between 2 plant.
Sword are root feeder so its good to do one each.
03-06-2013 03:12 AM
johnson18
Osmocote Root Tabs-questions?

So I bought a bottle of Osmocote Plus and a bag of 00 size gel caps & made myself a whole bunch of root tabs!

I've got a few questions though! Any suggestion on how many to put into my 55 gallon that is mostly crypts, swords and dwarf sag. The substrate is a mix of flourite red and regular gravel. I don't have any co2. The tank is lit by a coralife 48" dual lamp t5ho(1-10k, 1-6700) sitting on the normal legs. I dose florish and excel when I remember/have it.

Next question! How quickly should I expect to see positive results from the use of the root tabs?

Last question!! How often is it suggested that new tabs be placed in the tank?

Thanks everyone!!!

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