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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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osmocote plus questions

I am looking at using this for my root feeders. I dont know anything about using it in an aquarium Ijust have a few questions.

Is there anything I should worry about as far as fish and algae are concerned?

How much do I use? several pellets under every plant? Just one pellet per plant?

How often should I put more in the substrate?

Any advice is appreciated.
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You will need to fill gelatin capsules full of it. Then you may bury under the sand preferably straight down to the glass. It would be hard to bury pebble by pebble under your plants. As for algae read up in the algae section, fertilization excess is probably one of the last things to worry about after co2 and lighting. As far as ammonia spikes killing fish, if your plants and filter are good I wouldn't worry. Others will probably be more helpful and more knowledgeable in regards to this topic.
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I'm not trying to pick on any individual, but if one does a search, even just a quick one, there are currently 304 threads that have something to say about Osmocote.

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Ive read other posts about osmscote. I thought you might be able to just shove a few in the substrate I didnt know gelcaps were a necessity. I was just trying to get clarification. I typed osmocote in the search and nothing came up. Thanks for the comment though.
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If you dont have caps you can use a ice cube tray just fill with osmocote and water freeze crack and shove in substrate. Or you can use a straw and a chop stick put the chop stik in the straw and push it in the substrate

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