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Can dry fertz (EI method) ever compensate for lack of nutrients in soil?

Been watching Dustin's Fish Tanks and the fact the plants feed from their roots has me thinking about completely starting over and trying dirt. Will do root tabs. I loathe and despise osmocote pellets.

Not looking for long explanations, ppm and scientific studies make it all complicated. A YES or NO will do.
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Yes, for most aquatic plants..

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Can dry fertz (ei method) ever compensate for lack of nutrients in soil? ... A YES or NO will do.
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Will do root tabs. I loathe and despise osmocote pellets.
Why the hate on the pellets? Just curious. I'd rather have a 1000 osmocote pellets (DIY) for the cost of a dozen or two seachem root tabs. Shoving them in the substrate with your fingers seems to be what works best for me vs using something else to try and jam them in.
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You also don't have to use any pellets.
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You also don't have to use any pellets.
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A YES or NO will do.
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Root fertilizers are completely unnecessary. All nutrients can be supplied in the water column and, in most cases, stem plants prefer it that way.

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Why the hate on the pellets? Just curious. I'd rather have a 1000 osmocote pellets (DIY) for the cost of a dozen or two seachem root tabs. Shoving them in the substrate with your fingers seems to be what works best for me vs using something else to try and jam them in.
Spent a good 2 hours picking out them out of 80lbs of eco complete... Not fun. Can't stand seeing the yellow orange balls and they don't siphon, and super slimy, I couldn't pick them out.

Bump: Oh and thanks everyone for the reply!
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