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Root tab!!!

What you guys are using?

NOT Osmocote.

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Jobes Palms and Ferns sticks.

(Osmocote in gel caps too).


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Osmocote Plus gelcaps in my big tanks with no sensitive livestock. But since you asked for other ideas…

Jobe's = magic for things like Anubias and some Crypts.

Preferred method are homemade clay tabs loaded down with dry ferts in the mix. They're pretty stable, break down slowly, easy to customize.


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Osomocote Pot shot's is what I use.
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pfertz root tabs... it is made out of clay so you won't get little balls everywhere in your tank.


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Jobe's = magic for things like Anubias and some Crypts.
This I haven't tried yet...

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Osomocote Pot shot's is what I use.
Yellow little balls everywhere!!!

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pfertz root tabs... it is made out of clay so you won't get little balls everywhere in your tank.
Want to try something new....and it seems Jobes is cheap as well...

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Yellow little balls everywhere!!!
Want to try something new......
Something DIY,
Sara's "How to make DIY root fertilizer tablets with clay"
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=187077

The empty spheres swirling across the substrate after using Osomocote drove me even more NUTZ LOL!

I have to order from overseas to get it (ordered 2 cases >year ago).
WonderGro Root+ is my favorite for inert subs.


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Switched from osmocote to GroSoil and GroHumate by hydrophyte. Made all the difference in the world for my tank.
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Flourish root tabs. I know there's a lot of disdain for them around here, but they've always done the job for my root feeders.

However, I wouldn't ever buy them unless they were on sale. Jobes Palm/Fern are worth it if you can find them.


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As mentioned above, Osomocote pot shot's (do google).
No little yellow ball's everywhere unless,,you are one of those who is alway's uprooting plant's.
Shove em deep into substrate, and replace em about every four month's.
Had been using jobes plant spikes for fern's but sudden die off of cherry shrimp's which had been thriving before inserting the spike's,,left me searching for other option's.
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Tetra root tabs, have high NPK and micronutrients, makes its great for low nutrient substrates.
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