Ok, so the Dry Ferts in combination with Oscmocote Plus would work?
Or the Azomite in combination with the Osmocote Plus would work?
How often would I need to dose these things? (probably dependent on type/how many plants right?)
How about dosing in a Low Tech (no Co2/Low light plants only anubias, moss, etc) vs High Tech (glosso, dwarf baby tears, amazon sword, etc).
Hey Wizzy, with the Osmocote Plus as Tabs, all you have to do is place one gel cap filled with about 12 -14 granules every 6 cubic inch in your tank. As long as your substrate isn't fine sand you should be able to push the gel caps to the bottom of your substrate and it should be good. For the Azomite, just use the instructions described above as mentioned 1/4 teaspoon for every 55 gallons. If your sketchy of that measurements use half - 1/8. As long as you dose your water colony you should be fine.
Also if you don't wanna use Azomite, you could use Thrive, not Thrive+. I use it to dose my water colony 2 x per week for my low tech tanks and 3 x a week for my High Tech ones.
@ $17.99 for a 500ml Bottle. Use All-in-one fertilizer.
Both micro/macro nutrients
For low/high-tech setups
Easy to dose pump design
500mL treats 2500 gallons
Thrive is an easy to dose, super concentrated all-in-one liquid fertilizer. It is based on an effective EI dosing method with all essential micro and macro nutrients designed to help aquatic plants truly Thrive. It eliminates the need for multiple products to manage the planted aquarium and includes an easy to use pump design for simple spill-free dosing. GH booster may be added in cases of soft, mineral deficient water.
1 x 2mL pump per 10g will add 7ppm NO3, 1.3ppm PO4, 5ppm K, and 0.25ppm Fe
Analysis: N 3%, P 0.8%, K 9.4%, Fe 0.47%, Mg 0.062%, Cu 0.009%, B 0.023%, Co, 0.0002%, Mn 0.06%, Mo 0.0018%, Zn 0.016%
Store at or near room temperature, no refrigeration necessary