I live In Egypt and there is no much interest for the planted tanks, so there is no much equipment for this hobby for example i cant find soils like ada amazonia soil or eco complete soil , i cant even find a slow release fertz like osmocote plus to use it with a gravel or sand
so I am thinking about a Fertilizing Idea something like a reversed UG and dosing the Fertilizers with a big syringe thru the UG holes under the gravel
well i started it
The whole idea is to fertilize the plants that need root fertilizers or nutrient rich substrates
1st i used a small diameter hose to work as the reversed UG ,it was hard to hold that shape until i used old batteries to hold it
Then i used some silicone blobs to glue the hose to the bottom of the tank and removed the batteries after it dried
Then with a hot nail i will start to make holes every 2 inches along the hose
of course the hose is long enough that it starts from the above of the tank for the ease of using the syringe
Now i want to think about the formula to use with this method i need to know how much fertz i should dissolve in how much water then dose it how often !
Please tell me what do you think about this idea ?