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Seachem Flourish Tabs

I'm new to the planted tank world. I was wondering what you guys thought about these Seachem Flourish Tabs. There's 10 of them that I just plunked right into the EcoComplete substrate. Is this enough nutrition for mostly crypts, vals, and a few anubias? How often should I add more? And will I lose nutrient density during water changes? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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They'll be okay but there are better and cheaper options such as osmocote + capsules or ice cubes. Seachem tabs are really light on nutrients but they're easy to deal with and last a good while.
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I use flourish tabs because they are easy to get. I love them. My sword plants love them too. I recomend them.

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They'll be okay but there are better and cheaper options such as osmocote + capsules or ice cubes. Seachem tabs are really light on nutrients but they're easy to deal with and last a good while.
You can get like 150 osomite capsules for $12 and you ned about 5 per 10 gallons and those last 2 months. IMO I'd say definitely better and cheaper than the rooT tabs.

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Are the osmocote tabs completely shrimp safe? Do you just push them down into the substrate like the Flourish tabs? Last question ... where do you get them?
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Are the osmocote tabs completely shrimp safe? Do you just push them down into the substrate like the Flourish tabs? Last question ... where do you get them?
you will have better luck finding it online, they are shrimp safe if you don't add too much, works better under sand type substrate, osmocote is little risky in gravel type of substrate IMO.

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you will have better luck finding it online, they are shrimp safe if you don't add too much, works better under sand type substrate, osmocote is little risky in gravel type of substrate IMO.
Thanks, good to know. I guess that rules it out for me since I have eco complete gravel.
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