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What size gel caps for Osmocote

What size gel caps do you use for Osmocote in your established substrate?

Thanks for your information.


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Normally people use size 00


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Thanks, looking at the sizes that was the one that seemed the best. I know this will be more economical than buying Aquariumplants.com's pellets at $11 for 75.


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Buying osmocote and empty gel caps is much more inexpensive. I ordered 1000 for 17$ I think. Probably cheaper


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Yeah that's what I was thinking. Wally World has 16oz? Osmocote for about $12. So that is a lot cheaper considering the pellets need to be placed monthly and the Osmocote appears to be quarterly or so.


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Unless you are like EU dosing with all crypts or root feeders, you only need to replace them every 3 months.


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osmocote lasts quite a while in an aquarium ime, either way 00 is perfect and very cheap on amazon


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Unless you are like EU dosing with all crypts or root feeders, you only need to replace them every 3 months.
That is what I had been reading. I want to keep my Limnophila species happy. I have noticed their growth slows down markedly when the pellets are used up.


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osmocote lasts quite a while in an aquarium ime, either way 00 is perfect and very cheap on amazon
Thanks, I will be looking into them soon.


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