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osmocote escaped?

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so i was making fertcicles to fertilize my plants using osmocote plus. as i was placing the cubes, some of the granules escaped and landed on the tank floor, maybe about 3 or 4 total. i was able to see the others and reburied them. my question is, for the ones that remain on the surface of the substrate, will this harm my fish in any way? unfortunately i cannot find them as the substrate literally looks like osmocote pellets. i have a medium grain sand substrate.

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3-4 should not cause any problems, but you might as remove them or bury them.
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This started happening to me after a while. Honestly, frozen mud is a great additive on its own, but i cant seem to keep the fert pellets buried.. i picked up a 60 pack of lily tabs for like 8 bucks at earl may. Just like the seachem tabs, except this brand suggests more frequent replacement. Also, several times cheaper for me.
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3-4 should not cause any problems, but you might as remove them or bury them.
ok i found a few but its literally like finding hay in a haystack. the granules are literally the same size and shape. the color is different but in my blackwater from the leeched tannins, its all the same color as long as the fish dont die from eating it or from its leeching, i'll be ok.

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This started happening to me after a while. Honestly, frozen mud is a great additive on its own, but i cant seem to keep the fert pellets buried.. i picked up a 60 pack of lily tabs for like 8 bucks at earl may. Just like the seachem tabs, except this brand suggests more frequent replacement. Also, several times cheaper for me.
i would have done that if i knew about it but i bought 5 pounds of this stuff. the smallest size available.


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I use the 00 gel caps and never had a problem and to me freezing them in water just makes them to big and hard to handle, also you can quickly add to many in a small tank and end up with and algae feast.


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Fish eating ferts has never harmed any of mine when I just dump the dry chemicals into the tank top using the EI method. Those fert balls of yours are ferts coated in a permeable resin coating and eventually the ferts inside dissolve leaving an empty resin shell. It's all non toxic and is far more of an eye sore than a danger.

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I use the 00 gel caps and never had a problem and to me freezing them in water just makes them to big and hard to handle, also you can quickly add to many in a small tank and end up with and algae feast.
these gel caps are they expensive or can i get them locally? my mom is starting to get a little miffed that i use all of her amazon credit on fish tank stuff haha

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Fish eating ferts has never harmed any of mine when I just dump the dry chemicals into the tank top using the EI method. Those fert balls of yours are ferts coated in a permeable resin coating and eventually the ferts inside dissolve leaving an empty resin shell. It's all non toxic and is far more of an eye sore than a danger.
thank goodness. ok im less worried. i tried digging through the substrate and sucking up the surface to see if i could catch any. couldnt see it. there are only 2 or 3 left above the substrate. the rest are about .5 to 1 inch under the surface.


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You may find the gel caps at a local health food store or nutrition store. They're pretty inexpensive online, but you can avoid shipping charges if you can buy locally.
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ill look into it. i have 4.5 pounds of this stuff and i dont think i can use it all efficiently so i might just sell gel caps my mom uses the rest for her roses though so i guess its good that it is very useful.


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