I found some cheap plant tabs today, thoughts? - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-22-2014, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 5
I found some cheap plant tabs today, thoughts?

As above I found some tabs for houseplants and I was wondering if they would be any good to use as an experiment in a planted tank.

I looked through the ingredient list whilst in the shop and the only thing I could remember by reading the guides is that ammonia was a big no, only to remember on the ride home other things to watch out for.

Anyway , I can use the tabs for houseplants if there the wrong composition.

So to cut a long story short, this is what there made of.

Nitrogen = 4%
Phosphorus Pentoxide = 2.5%
Potassium Oxide = 2.3%
Calcium Oxide = 9.3%
Iron 0.18%
Magnanese = 0.035%

Got a feeling there totally the wrong thing?
mcfly is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2014, 03:09 AM
Planted Tank Guru
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
Posts: 11,721
I know that people have used Jobes plant spikes that are labeled for ferns. If that is what you have, go for it!

What is the source of the nitrogen?
Diana is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2014, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 5
Unfortunately it does not say what the source of the nitrogen is on the packet. I dug a bit further and it seems like the Nitrogen source is poultry/horse manure.

I've no idea if this is suitable or if it's toxic for any water life. Though I have read some people feed it to pond fish.

Anyway, I think I will have to experiment with it. Seems like a very cheap fert, Ģ1 for one kilo.
mcfly is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2014, 02:52 PM
Planted Tank Guru
Raymond S.'s Avatar
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hot Springs Ar. 71901
Posts: 5,934
I would "experiment" in a seperate small tank if possible.
You can get fairly inexpensive capsules of ferts called Osmocote+(which are really also a house plant fert) and they are widely use by people on here. They can be bought from here:https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...393&highlight=

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...

Last edited by Darkblade48; 02-23-2014 at 11:27 PM. Reason: Inappropriate content removed
Raymond S. is offline  


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome