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Oscmocote plus capsule directions?

I may sound stupid for asking this, but.....


Just a few hours ago, I received 25 Osmocote plus capsules. However, I can't find directions for them online. How long do they last, and what area do they cover? Thanks in advance


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Lol you just shove them into the substrate next to your heavy root feeders...

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Well I know that, but I want to know what area they cover and how long they last. I don't want to wait 2 months to replace a tab that only lasts 2 weeks, or put one tab in an area where there should be several more. I want to do it right


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Put one every couple of inches. As for how long they last you'll just have to watch your plants man. Typically they last about a month I'd say. You really can't mess it up

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OK, sounds good.


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Don't go absolutely crazy with them either haha

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osmocte should last you 3-6 months depending on the substrate, if its gravel based substrate then it should last about 3 months, it seems to last longer in dirt type of substrate. make sure they are buried deep into substrate otherwise you will get ammonia/nitrate spikes and do not overdose them, add under the rooted plants. good luck

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I'm glad you got them! That was fast!

I just push them down all the way to the bottom next to the plants I'm trying to feed. They seem to last about 3 to 6 months like stated above.

Every once in a while you will see that one of the pellets (yellow) make it to the surface. You can either take tweezers and push it back down or remove it and throw it out.


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osmocte should last you 3-6 months depending on the substrate, if its gravel based substrate then it should last about 3 months, it seems to last longer in dirt type of substrate. make sure they are buried deep into substrate otherwise you will get ammonia/nitrate spikes and do not overdose them, add under the rooted plants. good luck
Ok. I have a substrate of playsand.

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I'm glad you got them! That was fast!

I just push them down all the way to the bottom next to the plants I'm trying to feed. They seem to last about 3 to 6 months like stated above.

Every once in a while you will see that one of the pellets (yellow) make it to the surface. You can either take tweezers and push it back down or remove it and throw it out.
Alright, thanks for the info. I'll remember that! And yes, they did get here fast!


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