Firstly, I'm not sure if this should go in this section of the forum, or the DIY. Mods, obviously feel free to move if required.
A bottle of Osmocote plus, and some size 00 gelatine capsules makes me a very happy man
So for the next hour Iíll sit down and make a load of DIY root tabs. My Amazon sword has started to yellow, and the root-tabs that you can buy in the shop seem really expensive.
Iím planning on doing a water change tonight and quick general tidy up so this will be an ideal time to get these bad boys down. Iíll post a picture before, and if I remember, Iíll try and keep some updates going.
Iíve never used root-tabs before, but after some reading I know that Iíve got to Ďplantí them pretty deep to avoid ammonia spikes.
Iím a little unsure of how many to use, or if just to push a couple in around the heavy root feeders. Maybe a silly question, but Iím assuming the Crypts and Val etc will benefit from these, which in that case Iím guessing that an even spread over the whole footprint would be a good idea? Whatís the Ďrangeí of these, 3inches?
My footprint of my tank is 42cms x 80cms *(height of 64cm but thatís not important in this, is it?), and the substrate is JBL Manado Natural Substrate
Any feedback would be great guys/gals as Iíve got a niggling feeling that this is going against what I perceive to be ok, putting plant ferts etc into a fish tank, when all my fishkeeping time Iíve been trying to keep this as pure as possible Ė apart from the usual fish waste etc. I donít even dose Excell or anything.