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Proper root ferts

So, I'm currently running with a few dozen flourish root tabs spread around my plants, and I'm pretty sure they are nutritionally incomplete for my root feeders (swords, rosettes, ozelot, lace).

Any suggestions on what else to add? I imagine something with phosphate in it, since root feeders get a majority of their phosphate from the roots.

I've heard of people selling DIY capsules, using the API root tabs, and ozmocote.

Since I've been dry-dosing a little once a week, the wisteria, hornwort, and java ferns went from unhappy and browning to perking up and new shoots everywhere. But that isn't going to help the heavy root feeders much.
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Flourish root tabs are fine for root feeders, tis all I use

Some people make their own root tabs from Osmocote+ and some gel caps, some people on here even sell them. https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=690881
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