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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-28-2011, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Osmocote tab amounts?

I used 00 size caps and filled them with Osmocote Complete. How far apart do I insert them? Or what range will one tab cover?
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if you have some sort of scale about 5 grams per square foot..
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That would mean 6 capsules per square foot! Isn't that a lot?
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thats pretty much 1 capsule for every six inches so no its not that much...

I originally thought you had osmocote plus not complete...Im not sure whats in complete so forget my recomondations.
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ubroke, how often do you have to replace the caps in the tank?
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I'm switching to size 000 capsules. I couldn't find them in vegetable gelatin. Is kosher animal derived gelatin okay?

My mistake, I meant to write Osmocote Plus. That's what I have.
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I replace every six months but I also dose the water column..

Im not sure about the capsules I use ice cubes
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I'm switching to size 000 capsules. I couldn't find them in vegetable gelatin. Is kosher animal derived gelatin okay?

My mistake, I meant to write Osmocote Plus. That's what I have.
Size 000 is too big. Spreading out 00 caps is a much better idea than less quantity, larger spots of ferts.
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That would mean 6 capsules per square foot! Isn't that a lot?
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thats pretty much 1 capsule for every six inches so no its not that much...
6 capsules = 5 grams.

Maybe I'm really tired but I don't see how this makes sense if it's supposed to be 5 grams per square foot and 5 grams = 6 capsules.
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