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Old 07-12-2014, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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How to make DIY root tabs

Okay so I plan to transfer to DIY root tabs and I have some things in mind.

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Osmocote plus

Size 0 gel capsules


I just don't know if these gel capsules are what people would use? If I purchase these I could make 100 capsules for about $20 max vs $8 for 10 capsules I buy now.

If you would suggest another product go ahead please would like some choices. Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 07-12-2014, 08:03 PM
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I think most people use 00 size, they're a little bigger. Ice cubes will also work. I did that for a while. Put the fert balls in an ice tray and fill about half way with water.


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Old 07-12-2014, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Oh thanks is there any suggestive amount to put in each capsule?


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Old 07-12-2014, 08:29 PM
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I just fill them nearly all the way up. Not sure if that's best or not but it's worked fine for me.


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Here is a good thread for this topic: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...bs-308735.html


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Here is a good thread for this topic: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...bs-308735.html

Thanks for that link man!!!


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Has anyone put the ferts into balls of clay? I have heard of a local seller doing this and was curious about DIY-ing it.

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Has anyone put the ferts into balls of clay? I have heard of a local seller doing this and was curious about DIY-ing it.
Was done here a few months ago. https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=187077
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I use size -00- capsules for making my Osmocote Plus root tabs, I get 1,000 capsules for just over $10 with free shipping. I get my capsules from "healthylivingnutritions" on e-b-a-y

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New question

So I went to get the osmocote this morning I I only see indoor/outdoor and flower/vegetable mix. This wasn't the one I was looking for and I looked up and found out they don't make all purpose any many.

So are there any other fertilizers I should try or is the indoor/outdoor variety fine?


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